The puppies are turning out to be a noisy bunch. Well, one of them at least. After a week of observing them, I’m now very aware of what their individual characteristics are. Boney (the less hairy one) seems to be more independent and smart. She’s also more affectionate, but at the same time the first to growl at strangers. She eats very fast. Milky (the hairy, cuter one) seems to be more needy. She’s very noisy when I’m not around. She’s much more sensitive to disturbances and noise. Boney tries to play with her when she freaks out to calm her down. On the other hand, she’s a very slow and calm eater. I have to watch those two while they eat because Boney has a tendency to eat Milky’s food after finishing hers.
Now that Milky’s wounds are healing, I’ll start them on their anti-mites bath, which I should be very careful with. The bath is a bit poisonous, even to me, so I have to wear gloves and keep them from licking themselves afterwards.
Work-wise, I’m working on Timawa #8 at the moment, while working on Elmer #4 at night. Not much to say about the work itself other than I’m glad I’m able to do it the way I do it. I’m glad that I have so much freedom to do what I want. People get the impression I’m lucky to do what I do. But it’s not true. “Luck” gives the impression that all this fell into my lap just like that. I worked really hard to get where I am, and luck had nothing to do with it. I’ve also had to make a lot of hard decisions. I insisted on getting treated right and walked away from many projects where I felt I was not allowed my freedoms or felt like I was being taken advantage of.
A lot of artists are walking around bitter because they feel entitled to get the jobs other artists get. “I’m BETTER than that guy, why is HE working and I’m not?” would be a common gripe, moaning about not being given the chance.
I’m sorry for all those who feel that way, but if you feel that jobs will fall on your lap simply because you feel you’re a GOOD artist, even a GREAT artist, it’s not going to happen. You’re going to have to work hard to get yourself out there. Get rid of that stupid pride chicken and get working. Send comics proposals to publishers. That’s how the comics industry has evolved in the past 2 decades. You need to be more aggressive, self reliant with your own self initiative. A lot of publishers out there are now open to comics proposals, either for graphic novels, magazines and so forth. You need to find those jobs nowadays, instead of waiting around for it to find you. So get writing and drawing! I’m very much looking forward to what you can do!
It’s been so busy lately. I made a video at You Tube about having NO TIME to do a video about having NO TIME to make a video. It was a gag, and I’m glad people get it.
I’m going out. It’s my niece’s birthday. 7 years old so it’s a big thing.
Oh yeah, Free Comic Book day this coming Saturday and Komikero Meeting the following day.