Hi Emy! I was wondering if you could give me a little bit of advice about being a freelance artist? I'm definitely planning to go to a four year college this year, so how did college help you with the job you have now? Did you have a specific major? Thank you!
I went to college for 2D/’traditional’ animation with a minor in film (ended up with a bachelors in animation and a minor in drawing). I realized about a year or so in that I more or less wanted to do some kind of visual story telling and animation wasn’t entirely where my heart was. I was living a lie! ;A; So now comics. ;B
Anyway~ I would say focus on core drawing classes like illustration, anatomy drawing, advanced drawing, any kind of drawing you can get your hands on. If your school offers painting or color theory, take that as well. I didn’t focus so much on that in school so that’s another I can reccommend.
I’d also say take classes in business, entrepreneurship, and running/balancing finances. I had to learn the business end by the seat of my pants once I started my own business, so classes like that would have been a big help.
can we please discuss what the fuck is wrong with pennsylvania
I’ve driven through a bunch of these. Brings a tear to my little Pennsylvania heart. ;u;
What is that the group is on in the chapter 9 cover? A bus?
You’ll have to wait and see~
I’m so tired. z-z Please have the cover here! I’ll put it up on the site after I get some sleeeep.
The latest chapter cover for my webcomic. I am all the dead tireds. Please enjoy.
Got my test books from the printers! The rest of them should be here in about 3 weeks. Sorry for the bad photos; this is why I’m not a photographer. :< The colors are much better and accurate in person. Also I live in a dark dungeon with black walls and a black dining room set so ya… bad lighting lol
This is why there hasn’t been as much Batman fanart lately; my buuuks my buuuuuuuuuuks…
Started using HabitRPG to organize my art/work stuff. This is my life now. :| Friend me if that’s a thing <3
omgomgomgomgomgomgomg Dave just told me he’s taking time off work to take me to Roswell on my birthday, November 10th!!! I just have to make $1k by October to pay for the trip and we’re golden!!!
COMMISSIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY :D
Tapastic has started their support program to make a better payment and reward experience for webcomic authors. So far, I’m think this is a much better platform than Patreon. Rather than paying a lump sum to earn reward tiers (like Patreon and Kickstarter) you pay a little every month to earn bigger rewards over time.
There’s a handy dandy countdown on the supporters page that shows you which milestone reward you’re close to earning. You also get all the lower reward tiers that are only available to supporters (early updates, concept art, script previews, etc.). Check it out!
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I’m so impressed with Tapastic’s system that I might like to phase out my Patreon in favor of this. Please consider switching from Patreon to Tapastic to get awesome books and things! :D
Tonight Dave and I have been invited by his meditation/Buddhist teacher to have dinner with sumo wrestler, Yamamotoyama Ryūta (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamamotoyama_Ryūta). He’s going to cook dinner for us at the temple.
I’m so nervous. ;A; Whenever I meet famous people, I just fall apart. My Japanese is just garbage so I’m just going to say ‘Thankyou!’ and ‘Delicious!’ a lot. /gross anxiety filled sobbing/