I have often been told by family and friends that I'm 'contrary' and I can't disagree. I just seem to end up doing things backwards, whether I intend to or not. For example starting a snowboarding season with a knee injury and coming out of it physically in better shape than I started. (Perhaps not mentally, but this was nothing to do with the snowboarding) And I have realised lately that I have been taking precisely the backwards approach to careers, as well.
It would have been far more sensible if I'd gone and got myself a day job as a programmer or web developer or somesuch thing that pays, and kept the art as a hobby, but no, I had to make ART the career and take up web development for fun. Still, having taken things the hard way, as ever, it actually seems to be working, and my interests seem to be complementing each other quite well at the moment.
My current pet project has been going since the summer (I know, I'm dreadful at keeping this journal up to date - I'll try harder!) - Jim & Tonic, or The Adventures of jim the Chaosbunny, a webcomic by Maxine Green
- is an online cartoon series, updated five times a week at the moment and based on my own life. There's an archive for anyone who wants to catch up from the beginning, and I am already looking at plans for a book. Check it out at www.chaosbunny.com
In other news: work is still happening on the graphic novel, though it's on the back-burner at the moment, particularly as I have a bunch of commissions to fulfil first, including my first album cover. (yay!)
What else? I'm back in London, happily single again and attempting to enjoy the British weather. I'm doing quite well at nearly everything except that last one.
Wish me luck!