More Work

My life is a lot of work lately, so I have been slacking putting together this site, which feels like a waste of money, but being busy isn't necessarily a bad thing.

I've been working my Normal Job For Square (TM) and working on two projects that I am being paid to do, so that's cool.  Brandon of Waterlogged visited Philly a couple months ago and we had a chance to hang out for literally the first time ever, and it was a lot of fun.  Other than that it's been going from the NJFS, to my home where I work on the projects, to my bed where I sleep, and then back to NJFS, from where the cycle then repeats over and over and over.  So, the holidays have been a nice break from the constant grind.

I can't go into detail about the projects or when they're being released, but I can tell you that they have been keeping me very busy.  They're a book and a comic, and work on the comic project has been going steadily, so I'm hoping to have the first part (of 6) finished before the end of the year, and the book project should be done in December.

Here's hoping to get the site to a place where I feel more comfortable giving people the URL, but in the meantime at least I am working, so I guess the site hasn't quite been a priority. I'm also trying to get some fun personal projects done as well so I don't go crazy, so I'm posting up a "doodle" section onto the Illustration page, and when I can get some cool doodles done more frequently I'll do blog posts of them.  Also, once I feel less overwhelmed by everything, I'll try and use this blog section more frequently as well.

Here's to a busy next several months!

Getting Projects Done and "My Normal Job For Squares"

Hey there folks who aren't reading this. Just a quick update on my life and projects and etc.

I've had one big project that I've been working tiredly to get done that's finally wrapping up this week! I'm very excited to be finally finished with it, and very excited to be paid a decent amount of cash for it. I'll throw the best pics of the bunch up on this site once I get permission to do so from the person who commissioned the art. It's been a real challenge for me though, pushing me to work on things that I'm not accustomed to drawing, and my work ethic has prevented me from bullshitting any of that, SO IT'S BEEN STRENUOUS TO SAY THE LEAST.

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Steady Gig

So, every artists obviously dreams of their art being their bread and butter. It's a goal I worked towards for many years, and I was not successful for a combination of reasons having to do with life things getting in the way, financial troubles, depression, laziness on my part and a lack of skillful self-promotion.

I still have hopes that I can make that dream a reality someday, but in the meantime I've picked up a real person job (or as I call it, "my normal job for squares"). It's not the most exciting line of work but it's something that will hopefully keep me afloat, pay my bills, and give me a little bit of stability in my life while I continue striving to be a great and successful artist.

So, here's a cheers to me for landing a gig, even if it's not one I ever dreamed of doing. Here's to attempting to stave off some uncertainty and hardship in my life until I can make things work out in the art world.

Knowing my schedule way ahead of time makes my life a lot easier too, so I'm pretty thankful for that.

Anyways I continue hacking away at the rough patches on this site until I can get it closer to something that is worth linking people to. If you've found yourself here, well, thanks for checking the site out, and double thanks for taking an interest in whatever's going on in my life.