hey all! been a long time. i have good news, but i'll save that for the end. let me update the world on what's been going on.
as you may all notice, there has literally been zero completed work from me in over a year now, besides that minicomic from last fall. this was not necessarily what i intended. here's my summary of the past year: when i completed paperboy in april 2015, i was somewhat burnt out, so i stopped for a little bit. though i'd hoped to make a few more shorts in the summertime, they did not wind up working out. afterwards, i decided to get into working on brobot, which was basically a series version of the shorts i had made. i had much of the 10 episodes planned, at least three outlined, and two fully written. the pilot episode, which was an ordeal, got to the animatic stage when i realized it wasn't good enough.
by that point, i'd exhausted months on brobot. i was obsessed with making it perfect and when i finally faced the facts that it would need re-developing, again, i was kinda devastated. moreover, i had to understand that i am not to the level i hoped to be when making something so big. then it got really, really dark for a few months. i had no projects going on, besides my personal autobio comics. i became scared to show my work, or half the time even think about it. i shelved brobot for another time. it's more important to focus on making more shorts anyway, because that was creating something new/learning something every single time. and it keeps my output consistent. i really do intend to re-approach brobot at some point, perhaps even later this year, but i had to stop it. and that hurt too.
earlier this month, i finally started writing a new short. i'm currently 60% through with animating it. it's called new phone, and if you ask me, it's just okay. i know artists aren't supposed to down their own work. but, you know. it's certainly a little difficult to hop back into it but i can't describe how happy i am that i am working again. even if this isn't good in my opinion, it doesn't really matter, because at least i'm making shit. i'm aiming for new phone to be out in the middle of may. in fact, i'll set a deadline right now. may 13. hopefully. but you know how this goes haha.
i hope you all like it, and even if you don’t, there will be more to come after it. thanks to anyone still following/interested in me!