sure thing! my pleasure.
i appreciate the interest.
oh, i just meant fan-artist as in people who do fanart in general, not me specifically. i guess i am a fan-artist on some level, isn't anyone who does fanart at all? but i do mostly my own characters so i wouldn't say i'm predominantly a fan-artist, no. i do hover between worlds, though, haha. i'm definitely not slumming it here on DA!! i'm the same as anyone else, i'm just a regular person too. i've been on DA since before i was professional and before i was a full-time cartoonist, this place has been my homebase for about a decade.
Glory got some great critical acclaim, yeah, but it didn't sell too great. i have gotten a couple high-profile job offers that i can't mention here, heh, which probably would have given me a boost but people aren't generally banging down my door or anything and i'm not rolling in money. i'm sort of between mainstream and indie, i think, leaning toward the indie side. i've turned down a couple Marvel and DC things partly because i couldn't do it because of TMNT scheduling but also i'm not really interested in that sort of stuff, like you said, at least other than the money.
if i can afford it i'll almost always do my own comics instead rather than work-for-hire, but i'll do the work-for-hire stuff if i'm hurting for cash and need to pay the rent or if it's something that seems fun.
any way of buying my books is good! Amazon, local shops, bookstores, direct from me if i have copies, etc. it's all good. i guess if i had to recommend one route it would be buying it from a store, because that way it shows the store and the publisher that people are buying it. i do get royalties sometimes, i get them on my Wet Moon series i do for Oni Press!
i don't get royalties for work-for-hire stuff like Glory or TMNT, though. i think i might get Glory royalties if it sells enough but so far it hasn't happened, i'm not sure.
i'm not in Canada, actually, i live in Rochester, New York but that's about 2-3 hours from Toronto, i'm close to the border.
i'd love to guest at shows, yeah, since it's free!!
i don't go to a lot of conventions though, i wonder if that's partly why i never get asked, because i'm not a regular on the scene/circuit...