*dusts off blog*
Happy new year and Happy Valentines, guys! First off, my apologies for the lack of updates since January. Recently, I’ve started getting buried in freelance work which has been good for me and the bills but hasn’t been good for 1)blogging and updates and 2) finishing up the Vol. 1 PDF I’ve been teasing since November. That’s completely my fault but I’m in unfamiliar waters and just learning as I go. I’m the hardest on myself on matters like these but I’m resolved to organize my time better and make room for what’s important. Mainly – you guys! Thanks for your patience!
I generally like blogging and having a voice on the web but lately, it’s felt so much like a “chore I have to do.” It sits on on my To-Do list grumpily uncrossed for weeks and whenever I actually sit down to do it, I distract myself like crazy. So, I’m changing it up a little.
I’m going “Seth Godin” style with short but sincere posts coming to you every week. My hope is to keep up with a consistent schedule and also share moments, thoughts and habits I feel have helped me either become the artist I am now or continue to help me with my work (organization, creativity, productivity, writing, drawing) If you already follow me on tumblr and twitter, there might be some overlaps over what I actually share but I promise I’ll go into some more detail here.
I haven’t forgotten about the Kickstarter series! In fact, that’s my topic for my upcoming Comics Art Forum talk at the Ann Arbor Downtown Library next month. That’s motivation enough for me to work on it so stay tuned!
I’ve already mentioned before how much I appreciated MangaMagazine’s contributions to the growing local manga industry and I thought their site would be another great community to introduce my work to. So, I started uploading comic pages and illustrations a few months earlier and have been updating there consistently.
I’m very happy to announce they have invited me to be a Featured user on their site!Read More»
Hi guys, if you’re like me and haven’t quite finished shopping for holiday gifts yet, consider purchasing a special customized illustration or comic for your loved ones this holiday season!
Also, please know that I will be closing up my Storenvy shop while I am out of town for the holidays. So, in the next two weeks I’m holding a few promos!
- FREE SHIPPING on Polterguys book orders from now through December 14.
- The Polterguys bundle of book/PDF is just $15! Buy one for the savvy OEL manga reader in your life! Might be able to doodle characters in it for free depending on available time.
Self-publishing comics is not a route for the lazy. I’m sure you can get away with exerting the minimum amount of effort but you shouldn’t expect blockbuster results and immediately at that. No, pursuing this endeavor requires patience, an open and curious mind and the willingness to experiment and take on unique challenges.
To understand how to be good at it, you have to learn about the different components involved and how to do perform well in each of them. I’m still figuring out many things myself and feel it’s a continued learning process. The good news is that they are not usually mutually exclusive and achievements in the beginning can create a snowball effect for the future.Read More»