My Blogging Missions: What to Expect at the Laurbits Show!
It just occurred to me I dove in right away at this blogging stuff without really having clarified my intentions yet. In some ways, the unrestrained nature meant that I felt free enough to post whatever I like, but the weekly schedule quickly ended up becoming a daunting deadline and I’ve started second guessing myself as to what I should actually be posting. Suddenly, I’ve got a stage and I need to put on a weekly show but I’ve no idea what the acts should be!
So, here’s what I plan to do with this blog:
1) I want to chronicle my journey towards the goal of self-publishing a manga-influenced graphic novel by providing updates and insights on the stages of my processes. I am still planning on releasing the first book online for free leading up to the book’s launch next year. Though at this point, I really can’t give an exact date because everything involved in book production seems to require huge chunks of time! I’m also learning as I go through the steps of publishing and research is a big part of this endeavor.
2) I want to curate and share available online resources for illustrators, animators and from other fields of creative work to encourage continued study and growth as a visual artist. There are a lot of great articles, advice and resources shared by professionals in the industry and I’d like to dedicate a page on this site where I can access them easily.
3) I also want to create a space for other posts related to the creative life. I’d like to feature artists that I admire and give shout-outs if any of them have new work to promote. I may recommend comics and books I’ve read, blog about events I’ve attended or post some productivity tips that help me get work done and stay motivated to make art.
4) And ofcourse, I’d like to share my own art and comics here! Drawing and creating stories provide me great joy and I have always been grateful for the chance to reach and move people through art. I’d like to meet and engage with other artists, foster a community to discuss important and address the unique challenges to “making it as a professional artist.”
I hope this clarifies my intentions for starting this blog and if you have suggestions or ways I can improve anything I’m doing now, I’d love to hear them! Feel free to sound off below!