Thursday, October 8, 2015
So, I have been really all over the place. I have been behind on updating on a regular, but I wanted to say that I had a great time at the last few shows I have been to. It's a great feeling when people support you and your craft, and even greater when people come looking for you to check out what you have in person. For me, I work freelance, and though i have been able to work on some amazing projects, it is still a grind to get better at what i do, and to get to a higher level of recognition. The truth is, in this game, it isn't always about your work. Sometimes, just having the right cosign from a person or company, can make a huge difference in how people support you. The idea is that if your "famous" then your work has a greater value. I have seen people who didn't know who someone was become excited becasue some says, he/she draws such and such or works on blah, bla, blaa. I have seen peers go from just making it, to being the it person at shows after getting to work on certain projects or being cosigned by certain people. It's the nature of many things in this world. You can be the same person, same skill sets, and that cosign change it all.... So for me, I don't often get selected to be a guest artist, or labeled as a "professional", despite actually being one. I don't stress it though, when people support, it makes it all feel worth it regardless of the politics. I am not upset at all. I just work harder, get better, and push forward!!!!
Now, recently I was in Columbia SC. The hurricane did some major damage in some areas, and people lost their lives. In my own life I have dealt with some tragedy in recent months. I try not to speak on certain things too often directly, and rarely speak on my personal life. To those who went through the loss and where hit hard by this storm, my thoughts are with you greatly.... Despite all that was happening, Soda City Con was still a great show, especially on Saturday. I am thankful to all of you who came out, and talked, supported, and at least for a small bit of time, enjoyed yourselves with some other champions!!!! Soda City Con, I look forward to seeing you next year!!....
New shows may be added to my "News and Events" Page for this year, and I will be at TF Con Oct 17 and 18 in Concord NC. That same weekend, Friday the 16th, I will have work on display at the Fillmore in Charlotte NC for Art Beats and Lyrics Presented by Jack Daniels. It's a free event you just have to RSVP or show up and wait in line.....
Now, last but mos def not least...... a HUGE shout out to everyone who helped fund my book Fairy Tale Knights!!!! My family, Jerale, and my soul thank you greatly for the help. Due to reaching and surpassing the goal, the campaign is back up and running in a mode called "inDeamand". It allows for funds to still come in and support the projects continued growth. I added a few additional perks, and the book can be purchased this was also of course!! The book is still underway, and i am working to make it as amazing as i can!! Updates coming soon!!
Thursday, September 17, 2015
I just wanted to post a thank you here on the site, to all how have helped to get this campaign funded!! It means so very very much to me. My first ever campaign, I raised nothing lol. I recall feeling like crap, but still happy I learned a great deal during the process. The next one that followed didn't meet the goal, but it got close enough to show me that there were people interested in my properties as well. I just needed to work a little more and get them out better. Now comes this project, it started out faster than I expected, then hit a complete stop, then sat for a while, then began a slow creep back up. Then right when i looked away for a second.... it hit goal. I don't get super excited often, but this felt great. It means a lot to me.....
So now i am attempting to hit additional goals, not just because that's what these campaigns do when they are funded with time still on the clock, but also because it can give me a chance to offer more, and spread the reach of the book out more, and possible give other artist I know some shine. Hitting the next few stretch goals would allow me to bring an artist or two in for variant prints and covers. Meaning I can spread the financial love to others and maybe introduce what they do to those who have supported me. So, if you happen upon this, please share the info, spread the link to the campaign Fairy Tale Knights and if you haven't gotten the book, or a tee, or a book mark, or something, please check the story and campaign out, and please share it. Thank you all, a few cons coming up soon, Soda City is next in Columbia SC, and more to follow!!! I will also be doing an in store at Rebel Base Comics and Toys on September 26th! come out and kick it!!!
Monday, September 7, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
So here is the video for the new project we are working on. The book has been reworked, and any support with funding this project would be greatly appreciated!!!! This video is a small promo animation type piece and I hope you enjoy. I will be posting more in the near future, and not just work, but back to posting all things cool!! Updates as the campaign moves forward, I as well as a few other things in the works!!
Thursday, April 16, 2015
So i have been super slow updating anything, but i wanted to post and say that I am happy to have made it to 4 issues of my own project Legend of the Black Pandas! The collected trade soft cover is up for pre-order in my store, and the single issues are up for grabs as well, both in print and digital format. The books will be in hand just in time for Free Comic Book Day and a few cons that follow. I will be at my usual place this year, Rebel Base Comoics and Toys with books, prints, original artwork and whatever else I think of for the day!! I have additional shows posted up and I have been working like crazy on a few projects, one for an indie film, one for a project (comic) from 4th Wall, and then some character design work and slowly working on revising my own project Fairy Tale Knights. This will see release probably towards the years end or next year, lots to do for this book, but it will be cool when it is done. So thank you to all who support, all who spread the word, all who do whatever you do however you do it!! More projects coming soon!!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Been a while since i posted, so just wanted to speak a bit!! The 21 Draw book that i was able to be a part of has been released digitally, (link--->) 21 DRAW with the physical books coming in April i think. SO i am excited about that, though i haven't seen the finished books yet.... in other news, I am working on a bunch character work for clients, as well as doing an issue of a comic for a client, in addition to working on Black Panda, which by the way is going into issue 4, and prepping art show proposals, planning some events as always, and I just finished my a new/ old art book called "Retrospect". It's 78 pages of art, some new, some olde but more popular pieces, and some sketchwork. There are a few pieces that were never made as prints in the book also, and it will only be $20 at shows, and $25 if shipped out. It is going up for pre order tonight or tomorrow, and I will have the books in hand by the 20th of March. I may do some sort of package deal as well as an option with the book. More info coming soon on other things!!