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Friday, March 17, 2006

Stretched Too Thin

Firstly, I want to apologize for neglecting this blog I started. I have to admit, I experienced a lack of faith. My enthusiasm waned after I heard that Yoshihiro Tatsumi had once done 50 pages in one night. How could I ever compete? Sure he had assistants, but...
Another thing is I have way too many commitments right now. I have two jobs, I'm working on 3 comics and 1 zine, plus I have my community and school obligations. What can I do to get out of this mess?
I know the first step it just say no to new projects. And I try, I really do.
Does anyone have any tips on juggling too many projects? I have a daily planner and that helps.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

What's everyone working on out there in TV land?

So, I figure by eerie silences floating around it means that everyone is wicked busy out there. What's everyone working on, creatively? Not just comics specifically, but also other projects where you're learning things that can be applied to comics?

I'll go first:

- I'm behind on March's Part Time Story, but I'm working away on it. It might be a day or two late, but it'll be up that week at least. April's is going to be a series of short jokes, and May's is all set, so it looks like I'll be able to take a breather for a little while.

- I've beeng getting some really great illustration work with a new magazine in the Northern Virgina area (Northern Virginia Magazine, on stands now) that is letting me do color work and forcing me to edit myself and work within tight deadlines. Both of these things are great, because my next print project I want to do in a monthly and in color.

Your turn!