I’m out of town this week, at my Grandmother-in-law’s 85th birthday party! I was hoping to get some comics done on the road, but you know how it goes. Hopefully I’ll have at least one page this week, but it might end up getting pushed till next week.
I’m skipping the next two update days, since I’ll be off experiencing majestic Canadiana at the Toronto Comics Arts Festival. I’ll be there with Eleanor, and even if I don’t have any Margo “merch,” I’ll have some copies of my last book. Stop by and say hi, we should be at table 165.
Margo returns on the 14th!
Hi everyone! I posted this on my Patreon page, but figured it should go here as well.
Well, seeing as it’s December 31st, it seems increasingly unlikely that Chapter 3 of Margo Maloo is going to start in December after all! I’d feel weird about taking any money from Patreon this month when I haven’t given you anything in return, so if you’re a patron, I’m going to tweak the settings so you won’t be charged for December.
I’ve had a pretty interesting year!
February – Launched Margo Maloo!
July – Went to California for the first time ever, and went to my first (maybe last?) San Diego Comic-Con.
September – started co-writing a kids’ comic with my wife. (Flop to the Top – it’ll be out from Toon Books in 2015).
~AND~ December – Quit my day job!
So, that last one was a biggie. I loved my job – I’ve been a deli manager at our local co-op grocery store – Daily Groceries, here in Athens – for the last four years. I hate to leave in a lot of ways – it was a warm, healthy working environment with great co-workers (check it out if you’re in the area!) And trying to make a living off of art is everything you’ve heard – I know, I’ve tried it in the past.
Getting such a good response from my Patreon campaign, and having a deal for this kids comic I’m co-creating with Eleanor (and its tight, tight deadlines) is what persuaded me to take this leap. And it is a leap – I’m by no means guaranteed to be getting anywhere near a living wage off of comics in 2015.
Work on Flop to the Top should be wrapping up by the beginning of January (it, of course, is taking a little longer than expected). After that, I’ll be be back drawing Margo Maloo twice as hard. After all – it’s my day job now.
Thanks for sticking around – and I mean it.