It's been awhile since I've posted a journal entry but I have been looking forward to sharing some thoughts.
Starting this weekend and through next week I will be getting ready for and attending MangaNext. I am going to be conversing with my publishing prospect this weekend, and I should be able to talk a bit more about future plans for Off*beat 3 in my panel. I will also have a few new Off*beat 3 promotional arts and things for sale. I'll be hosting two panels, one about Off*beat, my projects, process, career, and life in general. I'm a pretty open person, even though I'm a bit quiet, so I hope people ask me questions and I'm not just going off on some tangent about my love affair with chocolate chip pancakes. To further bribe people into coming, I'll be giving away an original marker piece that I will be coloring during my panel, as well as a few other goodies. My other panel will be about creating story bibles for comic ideas. I'll be using my Off*beat bible that I submitted to TP as well as Witch's Quarry. Both contain SPOILERS but have also gone through some changes since, so I will neither confirm or deny what stays in the final version. I'll be giving away some small free stuffs there as well!
I will be updating Deviantart when I come back, and I'll be posting a follow up on how the con was as well as sharing the new promo stuff that people who couldn't attend Manganext missed out on. I won't be back until Monday night, so depending on my work schedule, this update might not happen until later in that last week of February. I don't travel much and I might be overwhelmed with stepping outside and socializing for an entire weekend. I will get super stressed; it's my inner sheep!
I hope you have enjoyed the first 10 pages of Witch's Quarry [link]
. I plan on picking it up again when I return. Again, due to the convention, updates on this will stop for probably the next week and a half to two weeks. I don't have my work schedule for that last week in February so a lot will depend on that. I will try to keep this journal informed on when I am going on and coming back from internet hiatus. I apologize for the internet absence but on top of my job, preparing for the convention will take the rest of my spare time that I would normal plug into this site.
I have been listening to a lot of inspirational music while plugging away at my pages. It might be a given to some people, but I actually rarely listen to music outside the radio at work and in the car. It has really only been during this most recent project that I've been finding it critical to stay disciplined to drawing. I don't know where my taste in music actually stands, but I'm always open to new suggestions.
Blackmore's Night (folkrock with a renascence faire sound) [link]
Leaves Eyes (gothic symphonic metal about vikings) [link]
The Birthday Massacre (synth, industrial electronica) [link]