This is a bit late for Christmas. I meant to get it up sooner but you know...the holidays! Some cool facts about this comic: it's the 600th Daily Doodle (Despite what the URL says. That's wrong and I don't know how to change it without messing the whole website up.) and it's the last comic of 2013. I've been drawing The Daily Doodle for close to two and a half years now. There's still more to come in 2014! Maybe even a name change, something that doesn't make me feel ashamed that I'm not actually updating daily. We'll see. 2014 could be full of surprises, hopefully good ones. Happy New Year, everyone!
So, The Daily Doodle is updating Daily again! I'm a little rusty at keeping the schedule but I will do my best. I just need to get back into the swing of things. There's still a chance that I'll get swamped with freelance work and not be able to update but I'm gonna do my best to keep up with it.
I went to APE (Alternative Press Expo) this past weekend. I had a great time. I met a lot of talented artist,spent way too much money, and learned some stuff. The main thing that I learned was that if I am going to make a real go at being a full time artist that I need to do more of my own artwork and sell that art in different ways. This is something that I thought was true for a while but had confirmed when I went to a work shop hosted by illustrator, Nidhi Chanani. Nidihi talked about how 90% of her income came from selling her prints and different products with her art. The last news post that I did talked about how I was going to put all of my energy into getting freelance work. I'm rethinking it a bit. Of course, while I still have a day job, I'm going to be on the lookout for freelance work. It's just apparent to me that I need to be doing my own art as much as possible. So, I don't know, my plans have changed a little. Who knows, next month I might change my mind again.
I do have a lot of plans! Good plans! I'll keep you all posted as they happen in the coming year.
Wed 16 October