Still don't have any new comic done yet. ;x
I had a really long sit-down with the family over the weekend, which among other things, was about what exactly I want to do for my career.Concept Artist
or Creator of Comics
? the age-old question...
And to add an extra wrench to the equation, the third option was give up 2-D art entirely and work on being a 3-D artist.
The reality is simple: 3-D is where you find *ahem* sustainable
job opportunities. Very few people are hiring 2-D concept artists, and not for long periods of time.
And comics are a whole other realm of extreme commitment. Awesome creators like *blix-it
can put to words the level of passion and self-sacrifice regarding comics much better than I.
The aggravating thing is, I want to do ALL of them.
In a pie-in-the-sky world, I could pursue every discipline at once. But that's pretty far removed from reality. The good employers don't hire someone who tries to be good at everything, because they can just hire the other person who's REALLY good at that one thing THEY need.
As badly as I want to complete my comic projects and fulfill that commitment I've made to you, the wonderful people who've decided to follow me, there are times when I do see my comic-making as an obstacle to pushing ahead. Sometimes, even DeviantArt itself feels like an obstacle. [/THERE-I-SAID-IT]
Anyway, I am
still here, standing in this strange fork in the road between the production industry and the comic industry. But I need income. I need to meet concrete five-year/ten-year goals on this strange, wild little ride. If I got anything from that long sit-down this weekend, it's that I should choose security over passion, and then later on just completely backtrack and start the 2nd career, if that's even possible. |PHonestly if I worked faster and didn't spend any more time whining about it, none of this would even be a problem, haha whoops
Other news: planning to move to a studio apartment in a weeks' time ~ not sure if the place has Internet ~ one more reason my comic will be delayed. Upcoming Cons for 2012:
• Sakura-Con (?)
• Gaslight Gathering (?)
• Anime Expo
• (something on the East Coast???)