A surprising number of things (good and bad) happened during last two months. Life does not leave any space free
Baltimore Comic-Con trip did not succeed because of various reasons. I'm not going to cry over spilled milk, it was quite an enterprise anyway. But good thing is - all the effort I took had proven that I am able to gather my ass in grip and manage to organize really great things, despite regular dayjob and life duties and pleasures.
Fuelled by this "beautiful catastrophy" (after shaking a bit of downhill self-state) I decided to ride the waves and focus on development of my skills as a comic book artist:
1. I managed to finish (slightly passing scheduled timeline) 4 pages of sequentials ... I cannot show here yet. I signed confidentiality papers for this so it mus wait. But is seems like something completely new and exciting for me - a kind of backdoor into getting published at least U.S.-wide or .... (ekhm) internet-wide.
Enough to say I really put myself into this and with a hint of satisfaction I must say I produced probably the best 4 pages in my life so far
2. Preparations for Baltimore had left me with a number of quite good pieces. I'm gonna post them here sooner or later.
3. I discovered there are two open possibilities to prove myself as well as slight chances to squeeze through the door to semi-pro artistry:
- Top Cow launched their annual Talent Search, this year with quite long deadline (but 16 pages of script seem like rather lot to do)
- Mark Millar through his MillarWorld site announced search for new talents - there's time until end of November to post something decent. I better flat my ass on the chair and finish something worthy of stopping the eye for more than a second
4. Not to mention start of works over Dire Destiny book 5 is approaching mercilessly.
5. Also three of my personal projects are ready in my head to be put on paper (or in computer).
So Inktober Schminktober. Is it possible to sleep two hours per night?