I ask become I’ve come off finishing a deadline and I’m feeling a little drained. I deal with deadlines every month, but not one that is so close to what I really want to do.
I’ve cleaned, I’ve moved furniture around, done the food shopping, been to the comic shop, watched JOHN CARTER again, but now I need to throw myself back into work again.
I have two deadlines coming up, finishing an issue of VOODOO for DC (I oversee the art production of the issue as agent for Sami Basri and Jessica Kholinne of STELLAR Labs for DC Comics) and there is getting everything sorted for San Diego Comicon.
At San Diego I’ll be unveiling a lot more art and details for the new anthology title I am doing with Stellar Labs and my own company, ATOMEKA PRESS, called “A1”. This is going to be a monthly comic with three strips in, CARPE DIEM, ODYSSEY and WEIRDING WILLOWS. All strips will be ongoing and appearing most months. When any of the strips takes a break we’re thinking about letting someone from DeviantART do a short story for those issues. I’ll let you know how that shapes up as we get closer to the release date.
I’ll also be appearing on a couple of DEVIANTART panels during the show and a HEAVY METAL panel. I’ll post details as soon as I have them.
Between those and meetings I’ll be down in Artists Alley. Anyone have questions or thoughts about the industry that you want to discuss come and find me. Happy to look through portfolios when I can. Looking forward to meeting the 6 winners of the DeviantART scholarship program I judged.
But now, RIGHT NOW, I’m in belly button gazing mode. Oh look, a piece of lint… Must pluck it out.
Truth is, this is the first time in a long, long time, I’ve actually been able to focus on this much of my own ideas and concepts. I’m so used to working on other peoples projects that spending this much time on my own kinda makes me feel guilty. Like I should be doing something else.
I’m getting over it though. I managed to do some good at the same time. Picked three great artists from DA to appear on the back of Heavy Metal and helped another creator do his first ever creator owned work. Hopefully he’ll turn his back on X-Men and Hulk to do more creator owned work in the future.
I know, I’ll write a journal and post that. That’s almost work, right?