I feel like I only ever post journals as status updates to PRS or work stuff. So here's one that's slightly less work/PRS related and more personal/fun. Don't worry- your usual PRS status update will be at the end.
So- hopefully everyone has been having a great summer so far. For any fellow Texans- please stay indoors today. It's hot. I've mostly been busy with this summer industry course where we have people from an animation studio work with us for 10+ weeks. It's been... Brutal- but a lot of fun and definitely a good learning experience. We're on week 9 (12 if we count our 'negative' weeks) and the finish line is in sight! I'm not sure I'll be sharing the finished animation here since it's a group project and all. I might show it in a future stream, though! Our industry mentors have been a huge help in making this all happen- even if they've sent my group into panic mode on a regular basis.
With that ending soon I'll hopefully have a little more time to work on art (oh no, entering update territory: ABORT) - but also more time for GAMES! I'm sure absolutely no one here has noticed, but I'm a big fan of the Monster Hunter Series. With the Behemoth update to MHW coming right as my summer course 'ends' you can bet I'm spending a day to scream and throw bugs at that monster for loot. And then MHW for PC comes out a week later. If anyone is going to get the game, feel free to drop by the PRS discord- we've got a channel just for MH. Our squad leaders are more than happy to help newbies out... There's absolutely NO chance we'll drop you into a highly lethal situation for laughs
Then a few weeks after that MHGU comes out on switch (RIP any hope of a consistent update schedule). I will be nabbing this as well as MHW. We're expecting a few members of the Bagel Brigade (our squad) to end up with both games- some will get one or the other. Always room for more people to die- er.... Play with!
Sometime in the middle of that mess I'll be in Vancouver for this year's SIGGRAPH conference. I forget what day that'll be but holy heck am I excited for weather that isn't in the triple digits. It'll be a fun trip- I've never been to Canada before.
As for more work-related stuff:
I haven't gone and responded to comments in a while- but know that your comments on the Giratuna upload are golden and pure. Giratuna will be available on Redbubble sometime this week, probably. Best typo ever. (It stayed in the script, too.)
PRS is looking at a August 10th return. I've got some progress on sketching various pages of the chapter... Not necessarily in order though. The end of the chapter is sketched, the next two pages are sketched... And one random page in the middle. There's some method to this madness. Maybe. Seeing as hell week begins I probably won't finish any pages in time for patron early access. I'll try though!
Also my friends over at the Pokemon Crossroads Forum want me to advertise and attract new members. I'm staff there and am in charge of the comics section. I host some art/comic related events on occasion and would like to encourage people to drop by and have fun. It's a pretty chill place. If there's enough activity I'll restart the bonus page incentives over at PXR. Maaaybe. If I'm still alive at the end of this summer course.