Holy moly... can you believe that 2017 is over?
THIS WAS A GOOD YEAR.
I remained alive and productive with no major catastrophes. My dogs are still doglike. I worked a lot, drew a lot of drawings, made some cool videos, and met some great new people.
Major thanks to my patrons! You guys have made all of my wildest dreams come partially true. And that's a good start.
This year... i spent pretty much every night at Workplace-K, which is a wonderful place. My best friend and i had a pretty kick-ass vacation. i got a crush on a girl, was rejected, and nothing came of it. (Sigh.) I took the dogs to the River a lot. I spent more time than usual alone, because there aren't many coworkers at my job that i can truly vibe with. (I miss Erin and Bryan and Isaiah and Lewis and too many others...)
I went to the theater a lot. It's the one fun thing i still do since i no longer drink and i'm too busy to do anything else.Wonder Woman
was probably my favorite movie of the year. Twin Peaks
returned after 25 years, and you have no idea how huge that is, probably. I wish i could fully explain.... Twin Peaks.
I'm not sure if anyone can.
I saw a solar eclipse! That was... August 21st? Holy hell, i can't believe that was just over four months ago. It was pretty amazing, and i'm glad i took the time to drive back to the 'Boro to see it. (A partial eclipse is meh
, a total eclipse is all that matters!)
I didn't drink at all this year. Total sobriety... except for a couple of doses of THC-laced coconut oil while on vacation. That stuff is strong.
.... obviously, my first goal in 2018 is finishing up all the projects left over from 2017. There's still 4 Fuukas and 2 Fioras and a Gelga and a lot of Overgrown Onis left to do....
...but after that?
I have so many ideas for comics and drawings. You will probably like them. I have a hunch you will like them.
The one thing that might change is that i will no longer be able to do EVERY commission that comes my way. I... i made a mistake in 2017 by agreeing to way too much. This is unfair to me, and to my commissioners.I hate telling someone 6 months later that i'm FINALLY ready to start their commission, and they say "Oh? I kinda forgot about that..." I totally understand, and it sucks.
My default answer is always "yes." If someone asks me for help on some random task, i instinctively say yes. If someone asks me if i want to watch some movie i may not even like, i instinctively say yes. I never want to feel like i'm missing out, and i don't like to turn people down...
...but, i only have so much time. I'll never be able to draw these ideas that hundreds of people might love if i feel obligated to draw every single thing people want.
Once i get to the bottom of the Queue, i want to start doing what VanHeist does -- spend 80% of my time on big ideas, and then, every once in a while, opening up 3 commission slots. That way, the ideas are fresh, and they can be done in good time.
2018 is going to be an even better year than 2017.
I feel like i learned a lot in 2017, especially when it comes to making comics. My comics will get better and better.
What drawings am i most happy with this year?
I think Dark Jasmine was my favorite drawing, and ALSO my most popular! That never happpens!
Anyway.... how are you guys doing? What was the year like for you, and what do you hope to see in 2018?
-- 4-stage Slug
-- Slime Senshi Goddess
-- Knight Calla
-- Overgrown Oni Sakura/Tsunade, etc
-- Azula/Katara poster
More Long-Term Projects:
-- Peach Koopa
-- Peach Toadstool
-- Starchaser: Swamp Elan
-- Scorpion Jasmine
(if the customer wants it?)
-- Crysta and Tinkerbell
-- Mystique and the Throne of Skulls
-- Poison Ivy + Clayface = Poison Clay
-- Reflekta and her Reflektoids
-- Black Skin, Plant Dress, Service Gear, Akumatized Form
-- Lord Dominator
-- Bubblegum Raven II
-- Total Body Makeover/Princess of Space
-- Absorbed by Lord Cell
-- The Yucky Girl Project
The Last Jedi.
Asia, Yes, and The Midnight.
....summer never ends.