2017 was a weird and ultra busy year for me, with 10 conventions, several illnesses, and a lot of stressing out over not being able to make much new art.
...what art I did make I kept mostly to myself, or only printed for conventions, as thoughts of making things exclusive to my (deeply in progress) patreon bounced around my head. >_>
But here we are, 2018! A new year, filled with new plans, the supplies to finally make what I want to make....and an almost terrifying lack of conventions on my schedule.
As of 1/8/2018...I have one convention that I will be at this year. Just one.
(everything else I've applied to either hasn't gotten back to me yet, or has waitlisted me)
I'm hoping to get into a few more conventions; but I'm not holding my breath.
(the convention scene is full to the brim with talented, and hopeful artists applying to literally everything, everywhere...and there are never enough tables to go around)
But instead of wallowing in the stress and depression of not getting to sell at a bunch of really cool conventions, I have things I've been putting off for ages that I finally have a chance to work on!
2018 is the year I make comics, and picture books, and original artwork!
2018 is the year I step up and fully commit to making things for me! And (ideally) only me!
This plan is big and scary, but I've got nothing else to do, so I may as well give it a go.
(and I've got a pile of artwork from 2017 that I'll be submitting soon, so be on the look out for that too!)