Hey, all. This is a comic I started on 24 Hour Comic Day, but I only managed to complete 12 pages on that day. That makes it a technical failure, but I decided it was worth finishing regardless of that.
WOOP WOOP WOOP EVERYBODY READ THIS
READ THIS NOW.
I get a lot of people who are shocked…shocked! that i have actually been at this game for over 10 years ( i graduated college in 2000, WHAT) . I have only been doing art as a full time gig for a fraction of that. I didnt jump in full time with a fan base already waiting for me. I worked day ( +night) jobs i hated, i made a lot of not so great artwork ( we all do) , charged way too little for my work and i fell into several “exposure for free work” traps. I hustled like you would not believe and havent stopped since. Success was never guaranteed and nobody told me how to make it work though i was lucky enough to meet some smart people who were rooting for me. It’s not something i did all on my own!
Please take advantage of this information….Spike speaks wisely!
I wish I knew how to hustle. And my accessibility is pretty much shot now.
It’s like my career died before it even had a chance.
Hi! I could say that I'm an aspiring artist, I like drawing, I love the art of having pencil on paper. Well, I want to improve at a faster rate and I've been trying to practice everyday during my school semester break. Thing is, my motivation only lasted for a few weeks. I've been known to be a procrastinator but this is an all time record for me. It's nearing the end of the break though but can you help me find a way on how to bring back motivation if this happens again next time? Thank you. :)
Hmmm. Well, generally for an artist motivation is equal to inspiration, although sometimes we can be (and I’m sure we’ll all admit it) too lazy to actually go and get the tools to do the work. So perhaps you can solve this by having a sketchbook handy? If you run out of inspiration, on the other hand, there are a few things you can do….
Take a walk
Watch a show you enjoy
Look at others’ art
Listen to new music
Talk to a friend
Hopefully some of this helps, if I missed the mark please let me know so I can try again!
Hey guys. Maybe you shouldn’t be complaining that the Bee and Puppycat kickstarter is asking for so much money.
Maybe you should be complaining that other animation kickstarters are asking for so little. Iddaknow about you, but I like knowing that people making things I enjoy are making comfortable amounts of money producing things I like as opposed to getting minimum wage or less for incredible work they’re putting out.
Stop contributing to the problem of why artists get paid so little.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO NOT LET YOUR BLACK CATS OUTSIDE AROUND OR ON HALLOWEEN BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME SCARY PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO KILL/DO CULT THINGS WITH BLACK CATS ON HALLOWEEN!! actually, just keep your pets inside on halloween, it’s a fun holiday but there are some god awful people out there!
ALSO REMEMBER! if you work at an animal shelter or a pet store, don’t sell black cats around or on halloween for the same reason! keep your cute kitty cats safe! this has been a kitty psa
Just keep your cats of any colour inside on Halloween. It’s not a good night to be a kitty.