Artwise, I've never been so busy in my life. I've been backed up on commissions for two or three months now. I've got about six pretty ambitious pieces I should be doing. And which I'll get to the minute I finish the other deadlines crashing down on me. (Two magazine articles due friday which I haven't even started. One of which the interviewees mostly haven't even returned my emails yet.)
That busyness isn't going away anytime soon. I'm happy to announce I've just gotten a paid job drawing a full 24-page comic for publication.
I haven't drawn much superhero stuff and I'm up for the challenge. The writer's a nice guy and I put everything aside to do a two-page test. Worked hard on it, and it was interesting to do. I'm definitely going to push my skills to the limit on this one.
Things are so crazy here that I never even wrote about Bronycon. Bronycon was a great time. There's a lot to say.
But hey, what about Everfree Northwest?
I wanted to go to Everfree Northwest. I really did. That's the Con in Seattle on August 17-19.
Registration was closed ages ago, but as an artist, I could still get a Dealer's Membership. And I had a little money left over after Bronycon, which is supposed to go to a new computer which I desperately need.
I had barely thought of Everfree as a possibility. A plane ticket to Seattle and back? Food and hotels and everything else
Well, I looked it up on Kayak and the flights would cost $500. That means the trip as a whole would cost about $1000.
Everfree NW has a terrific lineup of guests, but it's still a smaller convention. Bronycon had 4000 attendees, and I was able to sell a decent amount of art. That's not nearly as possible when there are 1100 people attending.
I did the math over and over in my head, trying to figure out how this could possibly work.
Then I said, screw it, and bought the plane ticket anyway. Yep, I'm going to Everfree Northwest!
I've lived in poverty for many years and never had a grand to spend on anything, but you only pony once.