Sunday, January 2, 2011
So I have been feeling the need to write an "End of 2010" reflection post. A lot has happened this past year and to be honest, it makes me fear that it can't get better than this. But that's silly, huh? I mean I'm only 27 and I seriously doubt that the best year of my life has already flown by.
2010 definitely seemed to be my comic career building year. If anything it has created the foundation for me to really go for it. It was in March that I had my first ever convention table at Seattle's Emerald City Comic Con. It was there that I had shared my work (which was printed thanks to my supporting readers and friends!) and met Image who later in the year published EmiTown. I also tabled at Stumptown Comics Fest here in Portland in April.
Also during 2010, I had done an 8 pager for Mike and Laura Allred's next Madman special and a 4 pager for Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth, both due out sometime this
Most importantly, in December, I was laid off my full-time temp job. Trust me, this was a good good thing. I was working in a gray cubicle punching in semi-truck serial numbers all day. I have to say, even though it sucked working at a non-artistic job, I had a regular paycheck. But having to leave that place couldn't have happened at a better time. EmiTown was hitting the stores, I was getting some dollars from some other comic work which relieved some of the fear and stress that losing a job would create. Now I can truly focus!
I can't believe I'm where I'm at now. I do feel a lot of pressure to make sure to keep momentum and I hope I can do it! I know it will take hard work and dedication but now that I don't have a day job, I really have NOTHING holding me back!
Other awesome 2010 things:
- I have an awesome boyfriend
- I have an iphone!
- Attended my first signing for Wonder Woman Day '10
- Completed another 24hr comic
- My Monster's & Dames piece actually made it into the ECCC 2011 book!!
- Attended two Opera Sketch Nights!
Goals for 2011:
- Continue working on EmiTown
- Pitch an OGN idea
- Have regular comic work and survive being a freelancer
- go to on a train ride
- Table at ECCC, Stumptown, TCAF, APE, maybeeee SPX?
BRING IT 2011!!! I WILL MAKE YOU SO AWESOME THAT AWESOME WILL NEED A NEW WORD TO DESCRIBE IT'S AWESOMENESS!