Saturday, April 12, 2014

A few more resources

I have really been thinking hard on things in my career and life and I realized that a lot of my interested and passions have changed or evolved. Sometimes I wish instead of going to  college I worked right out of highschool and saved more and researched more. Of course not all the same tools and resources were available 15  years ago. But then again, why cry over spilled milk.

I always felt like I had an idea of what I wanted in life, but now that i am older I feel like I really know. Like all those years I was wandering in the desert trying to figure it out.

I have friends that are my age that have been to college and gotten the jobs and so on so forth american dream stuff and yet they are still trying to figure out what they want out of this crazy existance.

At the end of the day its most important to live and be yourself. Figure out what is right for yourself and ignore the things  people try to tell you is right for you because in the end no one really knows anything at all. Most importantly, no one can tell you who you should be, especially when they cant even figure out there own issues.

Anyway, I am going to post this here as a resource. its mostly for me but I figure if it can benifit anyone else they are welcome to it.

More cool stuff I found

I loved this animation. I wanted to share it

TERRIO from Shaz Lym on Vimeo.

Self Publishing

Really been spending a lot of time studying self publishing anf freelancing. so I am posting this so I can come back to it later.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


 Its funny, the mast 2 months have been a BIG learning experience. I have been working hard to start valuing my work more and be more confident about it, but sometimes it just seems like an uphill battle.

I few people at my job have this saying, “How do you get an artist to work for free? Tell them you like their art.” I think it speaks to how sometimes artists can undervalue there contribution to the world.

I even had to laugh to myself a bit because I know I am guilty of it. Often feeling like what I do is not important or means nothing to anyone else. Reminds me how my roommate told me her mom got surprised when she realized that she was actually making money from her crazy ideas and artwork. Do we undervalue ourselves cause we have been told what we do means nothing by some person in our past or family member?

I got really excited last month when I went to Planet Comic Con. (I will share some of the pics from that show below.)

It was so fun drawing for people and seeing friends I had not seen since last year, since I live in LA now, and just catching up and chatting with people. But one person in particular really made my day. A guy stopped by my table and asked if I had new Tornado Alley Comics. He was disappointed when I said no. Truth be told I never thought anyone really cared that much except for a few select people.

When people ask for my original creations I always get amazed. I have started to ask myself where does this come from. Why am I like this and does it really make any since at all? You know Spiderman was once someones original idea that no one else had ever heard of.

Ever since I created Big Booty Jane I have had nothing but encouragement. Its been such a wonderful experience knowing that I can create something and other people can enjoy it. Its part of why I do caricatures as well. I love handing that drawing over to the person and seeing there face light up. Its one of the few ways I feel like I can brighten someones day.

In a way its like you are giving a little of yourself to the other person. For me when they respond in a positive why its a sigh of relief. I feel like I am contributing to this big crazy world and others are enjoying it.

I don’t focus or draw my own character nearly enough. Doing it makes me feel such enjoyment. And knowing it much touch someone else is a even greater enjoyment.

So thank you to everyone out there that has been checking out my work all these years and showing support. It means a lot to me and I hope I am able to brighten your day every once in a while. That has true value.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Big Booty Jane!! Smutt Peddler!!

Been working on this thing since November last year and it is all finally coming together.  So excited. I am sorry I have not been posting more often.

My Short story will be Featured in Smutt Peddler 2014. This is the second volume and it features Adult fiction written and drawn by women. ( This book features adult themes guys so it not for the kids no mater how cute the drawing are.)

One of the rewards I am featured on includes one of my 2014 Daily Sketches Sketch book. (Sold Out).

 A Little about Jane:

Aside from her Wonderful Physical Attributes Jane is a space cop with a lot of attitude. She Kicks alien buts around the Galaxy and is also married to a awesome hubby who has his own special talents.

Check out some of my work in progress art for the comic.

  I have haad a lot of fuun working on this project. I hope to do more with her in the near future. I am also working on a pi up calendar which I thought would be a lot of fun to do.  Thanks everyone for checking out my stuff and checking out Big Booty Jane.



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