“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud
Friday, February 29, 2008
It's been a while, folks. I've been busy, busy, busy - trying to catch up on commissions like the one you see above (sorry for the wait, Rob), taking on a new book (can't say anything quite yet, but they say it'll be announced at Emerald City Con), and trying to get ready for the big show in San Diego.
Ugh, there's not enough hours in the day. Oh, and I think I'm getting sick to boot! High five! But I'm back full time until about the 7th of March. Then I'm out for about...a week? Let me see if I can make up for my out time between now and then. Come back often, all - watch the train wreck.
Oh, the SCAD event went off like gangbusters. I'll speak about it more later, but before any and all of that I'd like to send out my personal thanks and gratitude to my 'handler' SHAWN CRYSTAL. I didn't know what I was in for when Shawn asked me to go to Atlanta - from the round table slide show on Thursday, to the workshops on Friday and Saturday, to everything in between - but whatever ended up on my radar, Shawn made it nothing but a pleasurable experience. I can't say enough about what an accommodating gentleman he is and as such, he was a great spokesperson for the school. He's a respected teacher *AND* the talented bastard can draw to boot. Go to his BLOG and you'll see that I ain't lying. Again, I'll give a full report about the whole event later and I'm sure I'll gush about the guy (and my fellow attendees) some more , but for now: Thanks Shawn. You are, as the kids say, 'The Bomb'.
Or, I don't know... the kids probably don't really say that anymore. Speaking of what kids say, did you know the word 'pwned' exists? Seriously....'pwned'. Stupid kids.
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