Hello Everyone! I just updated my ART BLOG
, but I'll go ahead and post the entry here as well for your convenience!
Its nice to check in with you all after so much time! Holy cow, this has been an insanely busy year! @_@ apart from school and work, I've been doing an immense amount of artwork as well. Aside from PROJECT SURVIVAL
, I produced a short comic for an anthology called Connections
, a fundraiser sponsored by Sunday Comix
, and I've also recently finished a short comic for Dirty Diamonds -
an all female comic anthology! In fact, the kickstarter campaign to fund the project just recently kicked off - you can find more information here: kck.st/1STP7LD
And so, where does this leave me now? Actually guys, I've been stuck between a rock and a hard place (actually two rocks and a hard place) for these past couple of months. For about a year now I've been doing my best to balance a lot of important elements in my life, but I'm being pushed into a position to where I need to prioritize whats most important to me right now. What I mean by that is that life has become very busy and multiple doorways are open for me to walk through, however each would mean sacrificing another.
I put PROJECT SURVIVAL on hold in order to work on some professional art projects. This has been wonderful, I've gained a lot of experience actually, and by taking these opportunities even more doors are opening themselves. I actually may have another professional job coming my way that is yet another REALLY great opportunity to continue to get my name out there, however if I take it, it also means that PROJECT SURVIVAL will continue to be put on the backburner. My buffer actually ran out pretty fast after certain comic jobs started coming my way (life happens!) and so I would need additional time to rectify that situation and as well prepare for further updates, but considering that I'm also working 40+ hours a week and I'm a student, I must allocate my energy very wisely.
And so, how will I organize myself? Work is obviously a necesity. Working means eating and a place to lay my head at night, as well as maintaining a place to produce art. School is another big commitment that I'd be better off finishing sooner than later, as that would free up a ton of time for me. Taking more jobs in comics means more of a chance to do so professionally, but PROJECT SURVIVAL will continue to move at a slow, sluggish pace. This is very hard for me.
PROJECT SURVIVAL is a comic I do for the sheer enjoyment, but its also a comic I fought to create. I fought multiple times to make sure this project kicked off, even when various forces stood in my way. It scares me a bit to think that I may have to take more time away from it, but deep down inside I know I'll never lose it. Its not only a webcomic, its a part of me, its a world that exists inside my head that beats at the sides of my skull, emploring me to share it with the world. It will always be there. I know that the best decision to make would be to continue to take professional art jobs, because losing this momentum may not be an easy thing to gain back.
I'm going to keep everyone updated with whatever I do, but please never think that I will EVER abandon you or abandon PROJECT SURVIVAL! I appreciate everyone's patience so much - I still have SO MUCH to say in that story! And I can't wait to share all the work I've been cranking out. It may look as though I've been less active, but actually I've been doing so much behind the scenes. I'm so happy that everyone has been along my side for this journey as well, and that you've all watched me grow this much. Stay tuned, I'm going to do everything in my power to balance what's necesary in order to continue living this dream. Take care, and I'll update you again as soon as I know whats happening next!