Category Archives: Independent Creator

Happy birthday, Shawna!

April?!  I can’t believe it’s been since April since I’ve last posted something on here.  Ugh…

Well, there’s good news-reasons for that.  I’ve had non-stop commissions through the spring and summer.  The bad news is that these pieces belong to the people that paid for them, and I don’t think it’s appropriate to share the work without their permission.  I’ll see if they’d like some exposure. So, check back for some of that soon.

In the meantime, it’s my love’s birthday!  Happy birthday, Reverend Deacon Shawna.  Thank you for making my life so wonderful.

Shawna bday card

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Arrested development… thwarted!

Every freelance artist knows the pain of trying to be a business person when all they really want to do is make art.  The whole “getting paid” part is more about a desire for spending all your time getting to create instead of having another job to pay the bills.  It’s a tough proposition.  Either you spend more time ( a LOT more) operating the business-side of freelancing than one would want, or, like me, you end up getting another job so that the art-making doesn’t become just amount the money.  There’s many pitfalls with either, and the one I have fallen into for the past few years is spending so much time working elsewhere that my freelance efforts have suffered.

Recently, however, a series of events have coinciding in my life, giving me a second wind, and I feel a powerful push to do more freelancing.  One of those events have been an inexplicable upswing in commissions, encouraging me to keep going as well as giving me a good reason to draw more!

So, I’ve been in my studio a lot more lately, and I feel the desire to finish old projects as well as really dig into new ones.  In keeping with that, I want to start making available the long-awaited issue #3 of Father Robot:

Father Robot_Ch03_Cover

Want one?  Well, you certainly can right here!