Friday, October 17, 2008

Halloween and 24 hour Comics

I love this time of year. Halloween isn't my favorite holiday, but it is one that I absolutely love. This year, I'm continuing the tradition that me and my friends have of "whoring up" are regular halloween costumes at midnight and heading off to the Rocky Horror Picture Show with all of the necessary supplies in tow---and watching old horror movies up until that day.  However, I do miss the old Halloween traditions--innocent costumes, trick or treating, fun pranks, etc.

I look forward to creating another October tradition this year with the 24 hour comic event. Tomorrow morning, I meet up with my pals from sketch club and set out to do 24 pages in 24 hours. I might post some of the pages here once I'm done and I'll be updating Twitter via my phone every hour(or at least I'll try to. :P) from 9:00 am Saturday(It starts at ten) until 10:00am on Sunday. I'm totally stoked. I participated in the last 24 hour comic event that Schetch club did back in May and I had a blast(Even though I only managed to finish 10 pages). So this is going to be great. :)

Anywho, the sketch I drew here is the villian for the Young Justice three page comic book sample that I'm working on for Wizard World Texas. I was really going for an 90's Image era with the look of his costume--what with the excess of armor and the pointy fingers, and so on.  

Well, thats it for today, folks.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Internet deprived, but not dead.

Sorry about taking so long to update, once again. This time, it wasn't my fault though. :D 

I moved into my first apartment just a month ago and, since I had been using my moms computer in order to access the internet and to update this blog, once I moved out I was completely cut off. So I eventually got my computer's power cord fixed( After waiting almost six months for our computer manufacturer to send us one on our insurance plan) and it my laptop worked great!...For the first few hours before it complete crashed and became unsalvageable.  So I've been without any internet connection till my roommate got a used computer a week or two ago and then she wasn't able to get her old scanner/printer till just a few days ago.  So yeah...I want to get a computer. Maybe a Mac...I just don't have a credit history to get one at Best Buy, otherwise I would-and thats coming from me, someone who's afraid to get anything on credit.

I really love my new apartment, though. So that's a plus ^_^ I'm going to try and get a few pictures up of it on here...once, y'know, I tidy it up a bit...:-P 

And I got my first paying art gig! More on that later...I'm not going to be making quite enough to go part time, though I still might do so since I'm starting to get tired of my "Comcastic" call center job. I can probably make up for the lost revenue by offering to do commissions up at work to the people I know are interested. I love the project I'll be working on, though. It's a really fun and original story with a lot of imagination.

Nothing is finalized with the project yet,  so I'm still walking in a bit tentatively. In the meantime, while I wait for the business side of things to be decided and to get a contract signed, I'm working on a Young Justice sample that includes the characters above (Robin, Impulse, Superboy) in preparation for Wizard World Texas. I'm trying to get a portfolio put together while simultaneously working overtime at work to make sure I can afford the trip to Dallas/Arlington.  Things are stressful and a little bit overwhelming at times, but I couldn't be happier. I feel like things in my life are falling into place and like I'm finally in alignment with my goals and aspirations. Like I finally got my drivers license! Whoo-hoo!. It only took me until..I was...almost 20...X(

So that's it for now. Sorry about the long-ass blog entry, just felt like I had a lot happen this month that I should put out there. The next one should be shorter. Promise. 

Until next time,