Hello everyone! Hope things are well and you've been enjoying the comics and nice weather so far. the 2015-16 school year of SVA has been done for half a month now, but getting back to the webcomic game has been more difficult then I thought. As you know from my last blog post, April was mega busy and a little stressful. I had both thesis to finish and cons every weekend.
First off, cons. I did five cons through out every weekend in April, two of which I paid for. For those two, I was definitely way in over my head. I used the money I saved up to get the tables and to print the books. My table itself wasn't very good compared to my neighbors. I didn't even have a stand to hold my comics up. I was very under prepared.
I don't want anyone to feel too bad for me. I still enjoyed myself. I sold some comics and stickers, met some cool people (though I'm terrible with self-promotion), and had a general good experience. But and experience I might not do again, at least in this quantity. Even though I made a decent sum, it was no where close to breaking even. To be far, a lot of more veteran artist and writers complained about not making enough, so maybe I'm not at complete fault.
With my current financial state, it's inconceivable for me to even think about cons. Sometime in the future I will, but right April 2016 will be my only "Con Month".
I'm working on putting my printed comics on my Etsy store, which i had to restart. But I'm pretty forgetful when it comes to that stuff sooooo........
Next up is the comics. I have been working hard on them, I just find myself more slower recently. Probably 'cause I've been out of the game for a few months. My top priority is to finish Jonny 1933 and The Valve Web Series #2 so I can finally start uploading Cinderella and work on TVWS #3.
I did take a short break this passing week to work on my very first guest comic for someone. This is for Silversong, a Disney-inspired fantasy comic I've been following since I came to Tapastic back in Fall 2014. I decided to do a fantasy movie poster, and I think it's one of my best yet. You can see it when she goes on break next month, but read it in the mean time. It's a great all-ages comic.
One other reason I've been late for comics is a bit selfish, as I've been spending a lot of my time playing Uncharted 4: A Theif's End for PS4. I'm not gonna start doing game reviews, so all I'll say is BUY THIS GAME!!! Naughty Dog is my second favorite game developer behind Nintendo. They have been with me my whole gaming life, from Crash Bandicoot to Jak & Daxter to their recent masterpiece The Last of Us, these guys are at the top of the industry, making games with both great gameplay and soul. After playing The Nathan Drake Collection (Uncharted 1-3) last Christmas, Nathan Drake and the series quickly became some of my favorites in video gaming, and A Theif's End is shaping up to be an amazing conclusion. Kudos to Naughty Dog for taking the Gravity Falls route and ending the series how it should, before it becomes a shell of itself.
The last thing to talk about is HiveWorks. The big webcomics network is doing open submissions and I'm working on the pitch for the Jonny Web Series. I don't want to talk much about this as nothing is certain. If I get in, it could mean a better chance at my stuff getting noticed and for trades to be made. If not, then I will continue with Tapastic and try my best to crawl up. Wish me luck.
Also, if you didn't yet, check out my Civil War review. In short, I loved it and the whole Captain America trilogy. God DAMN is Marvel great!