Aww yiss, I’m bringing back the vlog!
Here’s some stuff mentioned in the video:
Convention Appearances for 2018:
3 Rivers Comicon (Pittsburgh, PA)
Comicon Erie (Erie, PA)
Awesome Con (Washington, DC)
The Dollop (a hilarious history podcast)
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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”
My mind-part is abuzz with ideas… or maybe that’s just the hard apple cider.
Anyway, there are some new creative outlets that I’ve been thinking of pursuing lately.
“But what are they?” you ask.
Lucky for you I made a list! Here it is: Continue reading “3 Fun New Creative Ideas to Pursue”
This is a fairly more recent abandoned project.
It’s my vlog.
I stated my reasons for starting one in a previous blog post. But in that post, I forgot to mention that I was inspired by other vloggers, like the Vlogbrothers and Wheezy Waiter.
I posted three videos on my YouTube channel, and then stopped.
Well, one of the biggest reasons is I got bored of the vlogs I was making. I made a whole bunch as a sort of buffer in the event that I got sick or (as happened more often than not) family came to Arizona to visit and I would take a short vacation.
The problem was, the episodes I recorded for that buffer bored me. And if they bored me, I knew they would bore you.
The other reason I abandoned the vlog was that, while video editing and talking into a camera is fun and a useful skill to put on a resume, it’s not something I want to pursue long-term. I want to make comics, darnit! Vlogging just sort of gets in the way of that.
To be honest, vlogging was one of the first projects I kept on the chopping block, instead of trying to actively remove it.
Would I make videos in the future? Probably. And if I do, they’re either going to be art tutorials or time-lapse videos rather than vlogs, so I can show off my work process and still have my videos be art-related.
Or, I could possibly make Rubber Duck: The Reckoning. Indie film is not off the table for me.
(If you don’t know why I want to make a Rubber Duck: The Reckoning movie, you should be reading Validation. It’ll all be explained.)
Welcome to another week!
Last week there was Validation, Johnson & Sir, and The Women Warriors Project galore.
For the past two days I’ve been writing the script for The Legend of Jamie Roberts like a madwoman. The odds are high that I can finally have the whole script finished before the end of this month! And then I can start making the art, and it will be glorious.
I’ve also been mulling over the vlog. It’ll start back up again this week since I have some videos recorded already. It’ll be back to updating every Friday.
Sometimes this week, expect a review of Boxers by Gene Luen Yang. I finished reading this marvelous graphic novel yesterday and I’m polishing my thoughts about the work.
Speaking of reviews, I am open to reviewing graphic novels, comics, webcomics, or even novels! If you would like me to review your work or any particular piece of work, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expect more updates later this week!