Anyways, update time again as we're almost at the end of January and as usual I've got naff all to show for it - normally I'd do a personal review of the year type of Journal but we're a bit late for that, so the edited highlights are thus:
, moved into a flat with 3 Eastern European Ladies, went to The London Dugeons (Twice), used the table at the Bristol Comics Convention as a glorified bench, designed a band logo, went to 2 weddings, missed a really important friends' wedding, worried through my Dad's heart operation, finished my involvment with STC Online
, had my websites disapear then rise phoenix like 2 months later, started a monthly sketching meetup, got told I wasn't having my Job renewed in January, made lots of jolly good friends and said goodbye to some others, got a few books with my name in the credits and my first "big" illustration commission..."
And that's the short version!
Anyway, looking forward to the next 12 months yawning ahead of me, the most obvious concern at the moment is the lack of job, but there is a gameplan of sorts in mind, and to this end I finally registered myself as self employed the other day and we're going to have a go at being a freelancer to see how that works out!
I have a couple of hush hush book projects lined up which should carry me through till about April/may time, and then we'll see where we go from there - its going to be an interesting few months though, thats for certain - and who knows, I might even find time to tell you guys about some of it!
So, the 2009 "to do" list:
Make a good fist of being a freelancer, and keep an eye out for more commissions!
Prepare for my table at The UK Webcomics Thing in March!
Finish chapter 1 of P.A.W. and upload on website by year's end! (Funny, I had this down on my list this time last year...)
Update P.A.W website! (I had this one down too - hmm...)
Keep cgsketchbook.com updated with all the awesome things I've been involved with!
Try not to forget you guys here on DA and submit some of my stuff with your lovely selves!
I guess we'll wait and see how many of those I can achieve this year (there's at least two on that list I wouldn't hold your breath for though...) - all thats left to say is:
Here's to a much finer '09...er.. >__>