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!!

1 comment:

  1. This place is absolutely gorgeous, beautiful and stunning. Even though a few halls are equally appealing and fascinating in their decor, food and aesthetics, I'm tempted to still give these seattle venues some slight edge.