First of all, to those that read my last journal entry, thanks for replying.
Today, I went into town and met up with my local friends, including . It's been about 3 years since I last attended a Saturday afternoon group, and in light of what's been happening lately, I hope to do it again more, especially once things have calmed down at home.
On my way back home, I was talking about my mum, and something of curiosity came to me.
I can't remember if I said this before, but I am currently unemployed, as in not doing a paying job. I volunteer at a nearby charity shop on Fridays but that's about it. I used to have a couple part time jobs, but stress got in the way, and I lost them.
I guess it hardly occurred to me if even well known artists like Eric Schwartz and Max the Black Rabbit had any other paying jobs?
Same can be said for any artists here on DA, including my friends like and ?
I don't know what I'll be doing in the near future, but I don't think I'd want a full time job like my mum had, unless it's something I'll actually enjoy more than the hobbies I'm doing now.
Recently I said about retiring from working on the Megamink series, but I changed my mind at the start of this year. Now I'm not sure what's going to happen.
I have been thinking once I have finished the current sketchpad I've been using to draw out the Megamink comics, I might start writing out Megamink adventures again, if I get back into writing. And if decided, the new written Megamink adventures will begin the next chapter in the Megamink series.
But don't get your hopes up just yet, as I might also consider retiring the series, but continue to draw out the characters, if motivated to do so, and the written story could be the conclusion to the comics.
This summer will also mark the 20th anniversary of when I attempted to reboot the Megamink series to be published as a series of story books, but I had a lack of experience as a writer, and most stories were never sent to any local publishers.
In short, all future ideas for Megamink are unknown at this point.
I had also thought back to my old High Tech Heroes series, featuring myself and some of my friends as a Power Rangers parody. If I took the appearances of the real people, change them, and pass them off as new fictional characters with different names, along with some other changes, I could start a new series of adventures, but that's just an idea I haven't even tried working on yet.
The weekly Cotswold Critters comics will continue, with Milton and Ascott in one page comic strips.
That's all for now. Regarding my questions about jobs, if well known artists have other paying jobs or not, please let me know.