Some folks may have noticed (or not, I really have no idea about this sort of thing) that I have not been quite as quick to comment below in the last couple of months. As it happens, I picked up a couple of nice illustration jobs doing some more work for a production company here in town. The first one was another insurance company thing, and the second was a series of holiday videos for a south eastern U.S. grocery store chain.
I’ve been pretty excited to do the work, and was able to combine efforts with Lena to completely redesign our kitchen. She landed a cabinetry/interiors client that needed several web sites done and was willing to trade, and with the money from the illo jobs I was able to get all-new fancy-shmancy appliances. However, suffice to say that between the two jobs, the kitchen work, and the new dog, time has been pretty tight around here.
I am so glad the comic was over before I tried to do all of this. I had to take the entire time off from working on the book, (which nearly killed me) but it would have been so much worse if I was still trying to complete a daily comic schedule. As it is I went into a meeting last week with both eyes twitching because I kept thinking about how I ought to be working on the stuff we were sitting there having the meeting about.
Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be corporate drones.
(To be clear… because the marketing firm I’m doing the work for inexplicably came here to see what kind of art I do… those guys were okay. They’re a little young, and they appear to have some time/boundary issues, but the truth is they’re just getting pushed around by their client, and I am at the far end of that food chain. Hard to bitch though when they’re the ones signing the checks. Obviously it’s worth it to me. LOL!)
Anyway, there’s one more tiny bit of art to do for this part of the job, and then we’ll have about a month break. I’m kind of excited to see the result, so I’ll be sure to post to the customer’s website when it goes up. (This one is slightly animated.)
That’s the news for now. I jumped back on the book today and officially passed the halfway mark, (50,000 words) so I’d say that’s going well. Let me know how all of you guys are doing below and we’ll compare notes!