Been getting into a better rhythm with my work lately. I wanted to wait until I was done with the current Wander chapter to fix my room (my art desk was falling apart after many years of faithful service and moving around, and I was running out of storage room) but I caved and fixed it a few weeks ago. I got a $60 set of utility storage shelves that aren't pretty but they get the job done. They're thirty six inches tall, just barely tall enough to be standing desks. I'm liking standing while I'm drawing a lot, my back doesn't hurt nearly as much as it did before. My room feels neater so I feel calmer.
I also was in my first art show last weekend. It was a small affair but it was still nice to see my stuff on the wall next to other artists. And it was nice to get all dressed up and have fun with my friends for a weekend.
Oh and I applied for the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo's Cupcake grant. Which is $250 for the printing of a new minicomic plus a free table at their expo in May. I really hope I win, I miss doing minicomics as opposed to a long-form story. Wish me luck!
I've gotten behind on my buffer for my webcomic, but I've been writing like crazy too. Unfortunately my day job has been giving me more hours (six days this week, but only a little over forty hours. Nothing like the fifty/sixty hour weeks I pulled for a while) but that's okay cause I do need the money! Speaking of, if anyone's feeling generous don't forget I've got a Patreon set up, which is an easy way to give me a bit of money and get exclusive peeks at whatever I'm working on. ($2 gets you the next page of Wander every time it updates!)
Welp, back to it! <3
I was at Heroes Con this weekend, just as a patron, and it was probably the best time I've had at a con in a long long time. I met Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue Deconnick, Chip Zdarsky, Matt Wilson, Joe Quinones, Kevin Wada, all superb people that I hope to see again.
That's me and Joe Quinones. Fantastic guy. Another thing I unexpectedly took away was, I want to do what they do. I want to work and work and work and then go to cons and see my work and how it affects people. (Like I legit almost cried when I started trying to tell Kelly Sue Deconnick how much her work means to me. I did not, and I've never been prouder of myself.)
Not to mention I found the first issue of The Wicked + The Divine, which I knew was going to knock my socks off anyway, but something that Kieron Gillen said in the back matter just...energized me. During the hour and a half drive home, I wanted to do something but couldn't because of how dark it was. So instead I sang (awfully) to the radio with my friends, came home, thought about putting things away. Instead I got ready for bed and typed out a few lines for my next comic project.
Now, I'm going to find some breakfast, get a shower, tidy up, and then get to work.
I've got so much to do.