So I thought I'd shift that old journal/actually post a journal for the sake of posting. Cause we're alive.
So it's been a while since I've been any sort of active online. Aside from the occasional clearing out of messages on my phone I've only really been a lurker.
Work's been crazy, and the wife (?!) and I have only just gotten internet at the flat. It's not the best connection, being a mobile 3G/LTE modem. Spotty enough that I may even can the contract next month, we seem to be in a area with poor reception most times. That and we seem to have a daily cap we hit on a regular basis. Fun times. That made me grumpy. May cancel it on that principle alone. South African internet sucks.
Aside form that, my studio has been making a foray into the world of long form animation (as opposed to commercial animation, of which 90% of South African studios are), we have three series in the pipeline, and I've been working in a senior capacity on them. Which means I'm dog tired (African wild dog tired?) and suffering from serious burnout. I've been developing rigs for all three shows (thankfully not doing ALL the rigging myself) and have been training people to create the rigs I develop. Which can be a strain, I'm not the best of teachers :S Also production likes to spring surprises on us because the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Regularly. Le sigh. At lease I've gotten a salary that allows me to pay rent and still eat.
What I REALLY want to be doing these days is work on my comic. I think I need to sit with other writers and bounce ideas off them, because my story is still mostly in point form with a few major plot points strung together by question marks and words with lots of brackets and questions marks following them too. I just need to sit and fill in the blanks I suppose. I've managed to decide on HOW the comic is going to look and the process for creating the art, just not the story. So cart before horse.
That being said, once the comic gets off the ground I may start a Patreon to finance the printing of liited soft cover runs of each chapter, as well as art supplies, and most notably, commission artists to make "guest art" covers for each issue (we're looking at about 20(?)(see, more question marks with words before them(and more brackets)), and all the artists I want to commission seem to be all the expensive ones :S
That being said, I don't really forsee myself "opening up for commissions" in future. You know, offering x number of artworks and trying to churn them out before work realises I a actually have free time and gives me something else to do. So I'm thinking in future I'll respond to commissions queries as I get them (these are more prevalent on FurAffinity than deviantART
) and taking them on as a case by case thing should I have time. I may throw out the odd offer if I have some time and personal art ideas are running dry (this is happening a lot lately).
But anyway, enough about me. What are you up to? Chances are it's been a while since we spoke.