[Written Jan 25, 2014]
Hey Spacers! It’s been too long. I wanted to write and keep you in the loop. 2013 was a tumultuous year for me. I lost my job, I lost one of my pets, I had nerve damage in my drawing hand for two months, I got a new job, a new ferret, and things seemed to even out. But around September, I began getting anxiety attacks, and through the winter, up to now, I’m trying to cope with a bad depression. I chalk it up to a lot of things happening that I wasn’t prepared for. Y’know, I had it pretty soft til then, and losing my job really rocked my boat. It just took a while to sink in.
But even though I don’t live near many of my friends, I have my family around, for which I’m grateful. I’m trying lots of things to help me get out of my funk, including writing this note. It can be a terrible thing, but it will get better. I just need time. Thanks for reading.
One thing that for definitely cheered me up was this birthday card from my good friend Brian Emling! You’ve gotta see this!
Posts Tagged ‘MOUSE’
[Written Jan 25, 2014]
Every mode of transportation has at least one little plastic shopping bag in the back seat. Amirite?
Lots of reasons for this interruption in my schedule. It feels good to get this episode in the can at last.
That project that kept me so busy over the winter? You can check it out here! The good folks there made the right call in wanting a cartoon to show off their product, and it was wicked fun to work with them in creating it. And I want to shout out to my friend Dave Kuhn for recommending me for the job, his team, Katrina Carras and Anthony Gutierrez for their excellent storyboard and Sean Bishop for his amazing voice-over talents.
This is also a good time to let y’all know that I am freelancing full time at the moment. This means even though I have the time to do a new episode every week, Commander Kitty is a bit lower on the priority scale now. At this point, I don’t know what I can do to turn CK into a serious money maker. Maybe draw with my foot and write strips about video games, or punching dolphins like the really successful webcomics out there.
So I’ve updated the demo reel here to show some of my more recent work, and if anyone reading needs a fantastic Flash animator, just gimme a ringy dingy!
By the time you read this, I will have had dinner with MST3K/Rifftrax’s Bill Corbett at the Coast City ComicCon in Portland, Maine. A great reward I got when I supported their Kickstarter campaign. So for this episode, when I was thinking of what MOUSE says, I was doing it in his voice, I don’t mind telling you. If you’re reading this from the con itself, hey! I’m the one wandering around with these crazy characters on the back of his two-sizes-too-big jacket. (long story).
Maybe someday soon, I’ll actually have something to sell at a convention. Til then, I’ll just lurk!
When you can give a panda a new arm in just 9 panels, there’s certainly time for a new wardrobe! Maybe CK will get a new look next? We’ll see!
Okay, perhaps I should have made it more clear that NW is looking in a mirror in that second-to-last panel there. She is looking in a mirror. A mirror.
I do like nectarines, myself!
The title is a reference to this television public service announcement that most channel 56 cartoon watching New Englanders of the early 80′s must be familiar with.