Went to a day of a comic con down at Mohegan Sun today and talked to a few fellow artists. I've been mentioning this article to aspiring artists more than a few times, so maybe it's worth sharing here:
There's a lot of wonderful things about art school, but like the wonderful things about flying to Paris or living in New York, there's a major problem: IT'S EXPENSIVE, and for someone who wants a prosperous art career without a lot of debt and heartache, it may not be necessary.
I spent the time working on a story that I've been developing on and off for about 10 years now. The working title is "Waking Dreams." I don't want to give too much away in case you'd like to read it spoiler free when it's released, but here's some thumbnails as well as character and setting sketches (not shown: MOUNTAINS of scripts, writing, rewriting plot work, etc.)
The tentative plan is to finish the first chapter sometime in 2016 and get shopping it around to potential publishers. I'll definitely be promoting like crazy when that day comes.
Lastly, big BIG thanks to all the other cartoonists that I worked alongside last week. Your insight and encouragement took me so much further than I ever did working solo. Cant wait to read all of their amazing stories when they're finished!