Thoughtful Dinosaur’s KickStarter Run is Done

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Oh. My. Holy. Banana. Pants.

Thoughtful Dinosaur has been fully funded for its first print run, and we got way over our initial goal! So now backers will get not only the books, but they’ll get KickStarter-exclusive postcards and buttons (or pins, if you prefer to call them that). Pretty. Darn. Sweet.

Further updates regarding Thoughtful Dinosaur will now be happening over on the KickStarter page, and the updates will be public – for the most part. Of course there will be backer-only updates with information that regards them in particular, but everything else will be available for the public. That means you’ll see updates on how the book printing is going, what the buttons will look like, and lots of other fun stuff!

Again, be sure to check the Thoughtful Dinosaur page for more updates.

In other news, I have a timeline in mind for leaving the day job (yes, I have one. If you want to know what’s going on, read this post). It’s not immediate, but the goal is to be able to leave there and get something new going by April 2017.

What’s the plan for work after the day job? Right now my mind’s on freelancing full-time, which means saving back money until I can make the leap, but nothing is set in stone (yet). I want to stay open for new possibilities!

One possibility is doing more gallery work – Patrons on Patreon know I’ve been working on some new illustrations and paintings, as they’ve been getting snapshots of my works-in-progress. There’s a local gallery looking for new artists, and the deadline to submit a portfolio is December… or possibly January.¬†One of the members there told me it changes depending on the weather, literally.

PLUS! I’m getting The Case of the Wendigo ready for launch within the next two weeks! Stay tuned for more updates.

So there’s some excitement on the horizon! Be sure to check back again by Tuesday.

Thank you for reading.

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All About “Thoughtful Dinosaur”

Thoughtful Dinosaur is a new secret project I’m working on – the story of a young lady velociraptor named Billy, fresh from college and trying to figure out how to adult.

The story is based pretty heavily on my own experiences right after college, with a little added seasoning of my older sister’s post-college experience, plus the magical malarkey of Fantasyville.

Aww yes. This comic takes place in Fantasyville, the same town that Johnson & Sir police.

Here’s the first four¬†comics to give you a taste: Continue reading “All About “Thoughtful Dinosaur””

Free Graphic Novel Day and How It Went

Last Saturday I went to New Dimension Comics in Saint Clairsville, OH to sell my wares. It was almost like a convention, but at a bookstore (and there was only one other artist selling stuff there). I made this video to talk about how it went! (Sorry there’s no footage of the crowds of people I met, but there were so many that I didn’t have time to pull the camera out of my bag).

Here’s some links to the stuff I mentioned in the video that’s all for sale: Continue reading “Free Graphic Novel Day and How It Went”

New Studio Space! Plus More Updates

new studio space

Yes, that’s right – I got a new space set up for all my comics-making needs!

It’s roomier, I don’t have to move equipment all the time, and the natural lighting is AMAZING. I think the biggest plus about this space is it’s no longer in my bedroom. So not only do I not have to fit all of this in a four foot square space so I have enough room to sleep, but now I can focus on creating. No longer will I look over to the bed and think, “A nap is in order today.”

I already used the new space last night and I can safely say I LOVE this arrangement. Everything is much more intuitive now.

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Let’s see, what other news can I share? Continue reading “New Studio Space! Plus More Updates”