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My head is still kind of spinning…

15 Jun

Due to a massive amount of business I have been neglecting my blog! Sorry about that. This is an old doodle I created in 2008. I have newer stuff coming soonish (I just gotta take some photos). I figure it’s better to focus my energy on learning After Effects and painting rather than fiddling around with marketing and junk. Here’s what I’ve been up to the past couple months:

* Painting mostly custom portraits and some random small paintings (which I plan on getting in my web store soon).

* Learning After Effects using After Effects Apprentice. I’m almost done with the book and I really think After Effects is much, much better than Flash. The learning curve might be higher but once you know your way around it is so much simpler as far as keyframing. I am looking forward into diving into another project.

* I finished the Fox animation and it will be having it’s world premiere at the Old Town School of Folk Music on July 29th! Tangleweed and Shotgun Party will be performing as well. It should be lots of fun!

* Teaching comics to kids in Oak Park. I’ll be teaching a few workshops through the summer too if you know any interested kids…

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Internet Free

31 Jul

I’ve been internet free for the past month which was at the same time kind of nice and kind of annoying. It freed up a lot of time to work on a project that I’ve been meaning to do and I should be done with that pretty soon. It’s going to be my first coloring book! So far I have 15 pages done.

I’ve been thinking about how I want to produce and distribute the coloring book. My plan is to have it available 3 different ways. The first way is that I’m going to send a copy of it to Love Bunni Press so that he can make photo-copy versions of it to distribute. Then I’m going to have a hard copy and a e-version available from Lulu.com. I think this will be smart because then I won’t have 1,000 copies of it taking up space in my apartment and I won’t have to deal with logistics. I love the idea of an e-coloring book because anyone who buys it can print it out as many times as they want…so if you have 3 kids it’s like getting 3 coloring books for the price of one.