April 17, 2014

Notes & Commentary


That's one way to wake up the stranger.

I promise I have a good excuse for being late. This was the last week of tax season, and it was a doozy! There's still a bunch of extensions to finish up and I have a pretty big account to work on too. Then it's Easter weekend on top of that. I've had some good visits with family, not so much time to play catch-up from tax season.

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Off Season on the Horizon

Yup. Tax season will be over by this time next week and I'm gearing up for some free time. Or rather, trying to get rid of free time. I have a few listings up on eBay, one on Etsy, a new one on Artists&Clients, and I've got some supplies to make a small portfolio for when I visit the gym. Long story short, I made a friend there who said I can set up a booth from time to time like some of the other businesses. I think it'd be pretty cool. I've never been in a gym. I might get lucky, I might not. Maybe I'll learn how to do fast caricatures? That would be interesting. $5-$10 for a sketch of them working out and picking it up before they leave.

Commissions aside, I have done a TON of writing these past two weeks. The JAD book was 15,000 words before I started and right now it's sitting at over 64,000. Yup, lots of new material to read when I get the book ready to go. I'm hoping to have it finished by New Years. I'd love it to be done sooner, but, it covers chapters 1-25 of the comic, plus the prologue, and it has some short stories in it I haven't been able to release yet. Including a chance to meet the full crew of the Meriweather! And I expanded on some of the sadder parts of the comic, and it was hard to write one of them involving Grubber. Poor Grubber.

Speaking of short stories, I currently have one printing up over at Ka-Blam. I hope to have it in hand around May (hopefully sooner!) and if it looks good, it'll be sent to IndyPlanet. Maybe. I haven't decided yet if I'll be selling them myself or not. It would be cool to sign the covers or something. I may do that... Wonder if I can find a good company to print bookmarks?

So, yes, keep an eye out on the JAD store in a couple of months for some of the short stories, and within a year, the first book!

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