Hope you all had a memorable holiday period! Me, I'm really looking forward to a fresh start this year....
Don't get me wrong, it had it's unbelievable moments like Niki agreeing to marry me(!), as well as some of my favourite people in the world having equally great life changing news, but professionally .... eeesh...I've never had a year like this where so many "clients" have attempted to take advantage of me. Seriously, I can't beliiiieeeeve the amount of people who think that we freelance artists survive by drinking the sweat from strangers armpits....NEVER AGAIN!
For a couple of examples, I'm talking about deluded @sshole musicians who see themselves as Jesus, and publishers who have had successful movies out wanting to pay me with books that I'm not even interested in reading (oh, and didn't even send those in the end!)...
So, I've learnt a lot of lessons, and this new year, I'm going all out to make sure that this is going to be a damn good one!
As well as working on Book 5 of Defoe and prepping the second graphic novel collection (out in October), I'm developing brand new projects to pitch, including finally finishing my children's picture book.
Above, you'll see a taster of what I'm working on now for 2000AD-- still my favourite company to work for, and the one that I kiss every night before I go to bed!
Apologies dear sweet reader, if this was seen as a rant. I honestly just want you to feel as inspired as I do right now. My God, I just wanna kick some creative ass this year! (And that pleb who thinks he's Jesus.)
Oh, and I also want to finally send this application form off to Total Wipeout....
Take care, and good luck to us all!