Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Friday, 14 August 2009
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Hmmmm.....I'm sitting at my desk wondering what to do next. Should I work on animation test I've been given , or work on a test brief for a random film thats come to my attention. Then again I wondering how I could convince the local press to cover my private view "Cripes!" next Thursday, or any of the illustration agencies I know of not to take a vague interest (they never do)
Things are weird. Business at the market is a struggle - I'm constantly battling with chance it would seem. Freelance work is elusive. Yet this year has been one of the busiest for me in terms of producing work, being involved in this project, that project-
I keep thinking about producing a piece of work-specifically for the market stall-as in London based-commercial -not Lewis indulging in his own nuttyness. Ah maybe one day.....when I can motivate myself to do so.
Thursday, 6 August 2009
So, I went to S D comic convention in California.The largest comic convention in the world. Having spent a large amount of time and effort on a comic project with writer Earl Butler it seemed the logical thing to do-emerse one self in to the heart of the American comic industry. At least that was the idea and to a small extent it worked.
But I wasn't prepared for just how big and all encompassing- all consuming the event was. With something like 120,000 attendees it was a little difficult for one to comfortably stroll around and make the all important contacts.
By the end of the four days event I was a wreck -having put all my energies in to promoting my self and the comic and doing so on very little sleep. Now I'm in London and it's been raining for 4 hours. I have a small plastic box full of business cards from the comic cin and I'm not 100% sure what to do with them.
Comic samples to follow soon.