Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Eventful Events

The last time I made a post it was about the upcoming PAX East!
Well, PAX East has come and gone and let me say, it was a great time all around!

In my last post I was hoping for a better day. A day when I got back into being even half of a hard-core gamer and felt that creative rush I used to after a good round of gaming.

To be honest, I haven't had time to game since I got back! I have been playing Pokemon Black a lot (Nintendo really out did themselves for Black and White), but that doesn't really count, does it? Even though my gaming isn't up to the level I would like it to be, I admit I did come back from PAX completely comic inspired!

I won't get into huge details about all the events I attended at PAX, but I can't make this blog update without talking about the "Penny Arcade Making a Strip" panel.
Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins of Penny Arcade fame are awesome. They are so funny and talented and MAN. Just awesome. For the Making a Strip panel they did a Q & A session while writing and illustrating a comic before a crowd of hundreds!
Just seeing how much love they were getting from everyone in the room and how so many of these people loved their comic I could feel the comic fire ignite in my belly (where all comic fires are located)!

So between working on projects for clients I have been birthing a comic series of my own! The series is titled "Sock Drawer" and I hope to give it its own blog/site very soon.

I have been really concerned about writing and displaying a comic as I have a deep anxiety of what people will think of me. I worry people's opinions of me will change based on my characters and story telling-- which is dumb. SUPER DUMB! I know its dumb. BUT logic doesn't necessarily make deep festering concerns any less present. So I'm going to suck it up and be an artist! You can't be an artist without rattling a few cages, so if anyone's cage is rattled by my work... HA! I'm sorry I didn't mean it! Or did I?? ...This not caring thing is going to take some work.

So yeah, have a look at my first comic and look forward to seeing more!

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