The past few years have been difficult. I lost a good paying job because I made an incredibly stupid mistake. I’ve been beating myself over the head because the job I have now pays half of what I earned. Truthfully, I don’t miss the work I miss the money. My dream someday is to become my own boss. I would like to sell my art online but, of course, its going to take a lot of time to build an audience. The only thing that was good from the experience is that it strengthened my relationship with God. Like I said in earlier posts, I’m working on an angel theme but I’m not sure if I’m going to keep the comic book style of illustration.
I’m back from the Long Beach Comic Expo, which was a lot of fun! My first interview ever was with a podcast called “Geek Say What?” I really enjoyed myself at he expo and will definitely be back in Long Beach. I didn’t bring any of my angels to the expo. I think I may unveil them at the Phoenix Comicon. I’m not sure if I want to keep the comic style or maybe move to a more semi-realistic style. Thank goodness I’ll have plenty of time to think about which style over the summer, since I’m a teacher by day and comic artist by night.
Don’t get me wrong, I love doing fan art: Darth Maul, Wolverine, Batman, but I really need to do my own thing. How many artists are successful copying other people’s ideas? Not many. My passion is to use my art as an inspiration to others. Reality can be a dreary place and it helps to have someone in your corner saying, “Yes! You can do it!” Anyway, I was thinking of doing my own art with angels as my theme. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes but here is a sketch I did of the type of inspiration I want to do with my art. The Great Recession, North Korea’s bullsh*t, lunatics shooting up schools and shopping malls, I like to think there is a guardian angel out there for everyone…we just have to listen.