Well, it's that time of the year again: the time when I try to figure out how I'm going to do things for the rest of the year.
First on the agenda, is a slight change in plan of attack as far as getting freelance work. I've concluded that I prefer to work on my own projects rather than work on projects for other companies, when it comes to drawing and writing. But on the other hand, I really love lettering no matter what (I'm slightly weird that way). So I'm going to try really pushing my lettering abilities when it comes to work-for-hire, and advertise my comics, but not myself as a freelance artist. We'll see how that goes.
As far as conventions go, I'm hoping to add a few more to the schedule this year.
Definitely going to do:
King Kon--Mar 9
Boston Comic Con--Apr. 20-21
Motor City Comic Con--May 17-19
Cherry Capital Comic Con--May 24-26
Heroes Con--June 7-9
Kids Read Comics--TBD
Planet Comic Con--Apr. 6-7
Denver Comic Con--May 31-June 2
A lot of these can't be finalized for a while, but this is the plan. It's a busy one, but I like it.
Sadly, The Book of Love Vol. III is on a hold right now. From September-December I was working on commissions and freelance, so I was never able to get progress on it (that kind of led to the thoughts I had in the first paragraph). But I will have new comics for conventions this year: count on it. I'll have two mini-comics. The first is going to be a re-make of a comic I made at SCAD: "The Life and Legacy of Marcus Aurelius". It's a biography and explanation of his philosophy. I'm a big fan of comics as education, and this is my take on that genre. The second mini-comic will be a preview of BoL 3, with some pages, sketches, and some exclusive stuff too.
So that's the plan, and I'm stickin' to it.
"Oh, stupidest of mortals, it takes to standing still, it ceases to be the wheel of Fortune."
--Boethius, "The Consolation of Philosophy"