Tuesday, March 23, 2010

shut up and do it

This is a phrase I have used a lot since i decided to stop "going to do a comic book one day" and actually make a comic book now.

I had been preparing to make Intermezzo for years (a lot of them) but eventually the preparation has to stop and the doing has to begin. It seems the excuses I had were either "I don't have the money" or "I don't have the time" to do it.

Well now, I don't have an abundance of either. This wasn't the best time to self publish. Money is tighter than ever, and the job I have takes more of my time than any other i've ever had. What I realized was, if I wait for the ideal time, it will never happen. There is always a reason not to do it, but the answer I have come up with to counter those reasons is...

That's it. No explaining it all away, no more planning, not the perfect time but now. When I get home exhausted and I just don't wanna draw any tonight I will repeat it as a mantra in my head. Then I will stop making excuses and just get up and draw.

And if the perfect time comes along then I will already be in progress and further along.

I met a few aspiring artists at the Charlotte Comicon on Sunday. I passed this along to them. Maybe it will keep them from waiting a lot of years that they regret later.

Charlotte Comicon

I did the Charlotte Comicon on Sunday. It was, as always, a good show. For this show it has the distinction that I sold more comics than at any show since Heroescon last year. That makes me feel good and a little energized.

Maybe if someone is actually reading this then they are one of those new readers. If so, I hope Intermezzo captivates you into sticking around for more issues (available on Indyplanet).

Issue 5 is still moving according to schedule. I have eleven pages inked as of last night.

One of the best things about the Charlotte Comicons are the people. The artists are always friendly and we spend the day talking away about all sorts of stuff. It was nice talking to Al, Alan, Budd, Louis, and Allegra, and from what I heard they had a good show too.

I will definitely be back for their next one on August 1st. But I will be back in Charlotte for Heroescon before then (June 4th-6th).

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Convention Time again

I am getting ready to leave for the Charlotte Comiccon. I have been to three of their shows before, its always a nice show. I have issue 4 with me and that is a good feeling to have something new to show people who may have 1-3.

I am planning out the shows i will be attending this year, trying to branch out more. I hope it will help get Intermezzo out there.

I will post future shows when I have time. I am also strongly considering a facebook page as a more effective promotion route...
Oh well.

100 geek points to the first person to mention reading this.