Thursday, September 11, 2008

Long ass-time. I am back to normal (kinda)

Well, after Comic-Con I finally experienced what is widely known as "Post-Con Depression". I didn't want to see a pencil, much less draw anything for about a month. I had heard other people talk about it, but I had never really experienced it until now. But this Con was different than Cons in the past for me.

Usually at the Con, I would check out Artists Alley and the Small Press area and just get really depressed at the con, instead of afterwards. But that was more a product of seeing all the cool art that was being one and wishing and lamenting that I wasn't do any of it (still). But since I have been drawing this year, the Con was more about connecting with artists that I admired and spoke to on the web and meeting other artists in the same place as I am. And really connecting with the artistic community in a way I was never able to before. So I was on a high during the entire Con. It wasn't until a few days after the Con when the depression set in and...DAMN. That sucks. I didn't want to do anything. I ended up getting caught up on a bunch of Graphic Novels and TPB that I needed to read but never got around to.

After the Con depression went away, I found myself swamped with stuff to do at work. My company (Write Brothers 'makers of Movie Magic Screenwriter & Dramatica') was moving from Glendale back to Burbank (348 E. Olive Ave, suite H). I took way too much on myself and I was stressed to the bone with taking care of the move. After the move, I had to get the network nad internet up and running and with all the little bumps and bugs, it was a difficult time. It looks like we are back to normal and I can relax a bit. So I wanted to get a post up and let people know that I am still here and I will be posting new things. (Thanks to everyone for inquiring, it helped get my off my butt.)


The Con was great from both a business and personal standpoint. We doubled our sales this year and that was awesome. We have some new professional clients, Orson Scott Card, Robert J. Sawyer, Marc Guggenheim...if I am allowed to namedrop.... :) Personally, I made it a point to meet Matt Busch, Katie Cook, Cynthia Cummens, Todd Nauck, David Petersen...I also got to meet some of the Half-Pixel Gang, Dave Kellett (Sheldon) and Scott Kurtz (PVP) these guys are writing some of my favorite web comics right now. They are very cool in person also. I hooked up with some people from for a sketch jam on Saturday night. It was great to meet everybody, but because we were staying on Coronado Island, I had to leave early to catch the last ferry over.


I had a great time at the con and now that things have gotten back to fairly normal, I will be drawing more. So until I post another drawing...Cya