Thought I'd update this after a while.
Lately I've somewhat contemplated dropping out of the Digimon fandom... Mostly this is in part of increasingly negative or biased attitudes on other forums and Facebook and it's begun to affect my interest in Zone somewhat.
In the end, I think all it was is me simply being burnt out and just needing a recharge. I did quit though. Quit going to With the Will that is. That place has been really starting to get under my skin for a while, so based on a friend's suggestion I just decided to stop going there. Unfortunately, it was also my main source for news but I think my sanity is more important over watching people complain about the dub of something they didn't even like in the first place.....
I know there are some news sources on Tumblr, but... well I don't see them in time. So if anyone happens to know anything noteworthy, feel free to pass it on.
One thing I did catch recently was a new Olympian Digimon, Junomon, who will forever sound like Ellen Paige in my head. She looks pretty cool, but her design reminds me of someone from Shin Megami Tensei/Persona.
Commissions are still going on so more stuff should pop up next week. Just trying to budget my time accordingly, so thank you for being patient with me.
Con's coming up soon, so my friend's and I are slowly getting things together for it. Next stop the print shop!
As for the kid's books I've been doing, those have been pretty well received. Work's been keeping me anchored down so I haven't been able to go to all these book conventions my writer friend Greta's been going to. According to her, they're always asking about me wanting to meet the guy behind the colorful art. Seems my scribbles are pretty popular. Who'da thunk it, huh? In fact, the Christmas one I drew last year was nominated for an award! I was invited to go to the next couple of shows, one of which I think is in South Carolina. I'll keep y'all posted on it I hear anymore
about it. Anyone in the area ought t'stop by and say hey if they can, I could use your support, lol.
Not to mention it'd be rad to meet up and hang out, haha.
Currently I've been working on a new one about turtles, sadly not the teenage mutant ninja variety, lol. But it should be pretty fun. Some friends teased that I ought to make the two turtle characters ninjas anyway, lol.
And speaking of successful, I guess those recent Ben 10 Omniverse comics I've been doing have been a hit at some Ben 10 forums! Contrary to what one may think, Ben 10 was the first thing I posted on dA (Digimon related stuff came much later), so getting some recognition in the Ben fandom after revisiting it is pretty exciting. Besides Sonic and MegaMan, I'd like a shot at doing the Ben 10 comics too... but are they still making the comics? I know an Omniverse series came out a while ago, but I've been unable to find it. Though this week should be slow enough I can send something in to IDW. Granted they'll just file it away, but at least I'd be in the system.
(And, no offense to the current artist, but I think I could draw the style better. At least giving the characters more expressive faces.)
Meanwhile the CN idea fell through, the position I applied for was taken, but maybe that's for the best right now. *le sigh* Though maybe if I go to SC, I'll march right into Georgia and show the CN company just what they're missing, lol.
Actually, I might just do that. *Narrows eyes at that new show Clarence*
I know it hasn't aired yet, and while I'm open to give it a chance I just do not like this show at all. Just. No. Bring back Gumball.
*Ahem* So yeah, things are going pretty well so far give or take a few bumps on the road. We just recently got settled into our new company APM... RPM... Uh.... *checks* ADP, and already there's been a few hiccups. The new login system is annoying, but the real problem is that allegedly we're going to be getting LESS work to do... So... Might have to check the Wanted pages... Or just attempt to make a living off of commissions and cons, but that's probably a pipe dream.
In the meantime I'm happy doing the kids books, and I'm still plotting Bangteng... though I'm wondering if I should approach it differently. Like make it into more of a regular kids book and less like a comic. It would be easier to draw that way, but it'd take away from what I have planned. Confliction.
But I'll figure it out. I usually do. Eventually.