I’ve been around Facebook and Twitter discussing pet peeves with other creators and have found a peculiar topic that circulated more than most: people who asks for illustrations with either no budget or the promise of % owned from a beginning writer.
Now I’m not bagging on those who are looking for exact partnerships from consenting adults who find interests in ground floor work and if that’s your thing then please disregard me and keep doing your thing, but I am speaking to those chumps that think “artists will come if I give them the promise of currency later”.
People can’t eat I.O.Us, especially from strangers.
Hey everyone! My Kickstarter finishes tomorrow and I wanted to start by saying: I’m proud of the immense progress made from the first Kickstarter than from the first. I had more supporters and much more engagement, which means more reach. Sadly, that means I failed to get it crowdfunded all the way so I apologize to the backers I have and to the people who spent time to push it.
I’ve had the pleasure of receiving a copy of Thirsty, the first in what appears to be an ongoing series by Pat Shand of Space Between Entertainment, by becoming a backer for the next graphic novel, Cheeky. In this sensual series of stories, I found more than what I was looking for: honesty. When we view sex in certain mediums, we forget the core aspects are much more different than the advertisement nature found in ordinary pornography and begin to lose the much more deeper details. This book is definitely not shy about displaying the “weirdness” of natural sex, but it’s much more educational as it is indeed sexy!
If you haven’t seen JAZZ: Juggernauts Against Zealous Zealots, currently on Kickstarter, check it out! If you can share it as well as pledging, that’d be great too! I’m currently zeroed in on an inland manga artist from Portland, Oregon that is great at what she does!