I'm almost 2 years out of college, and I'm having a bit of a life crisis. Not the stressfull kind exactly, but I need to change something, because I don't like the way things are going. I think I'm at the point where I have a good job, and I'm looking down the metaphorical road of my future. A horribly long, terrifyingly straight road. In other words, I'm bored, and I feel like I'm getting into the rut of the 9 to 5 life. I've only been doing it for a couple months, but I'm scarred of where it's going. My remedy to this is that I HAVE to do more art when I get off work, in spite of being worn out. I'm working out ideas for a comic right now. It's something I can at least work on while taking the bart train to work. I've been slacking off way too much, and having too much social time. I feel my potential slipping.
I'm sticken with sudden sadness over the realization that my art is much too teen to be truely respectable. It seems to be an over-rendered version of angsty math class doodles. This disturbs me greatly and I feel that I need to drive towards pulling away from the creepy school gutter. I've been trying to move in a different direction for a while, but I'm hung up on a couple problems: I've been doing creepy art for so long that I've gotten good at it and it's difficult for me to work in a new style, and my "clients" often demand or at least expect that style from me. I'm trying to figure out where to go with my art to make it more mature. Suggestions welcome.
I know, I haven't shown anything new in a while, I'm sorry. I think after that series of record covers I was feeling a little burned out. I've also started a new full time job as a flash developer/interactive artist at a major advertising agency. Lots of perks, free time not being one of them. Also, I have a substantial life these days outside of my house on account of my ongoing happyness and lack of depression, most would agree that it's good thing but it's killing my career.
News for now: I don't know how much I said about it, but I still haven't heard from Burton about the snowboards I was supposed to do, I think that got lost in the process. Pretty disappointing. If all goes well there will be a page of me in Juxtapoz around the end of the year, which I've very excited about.
The new Blues CD should come out soon, and it would appear that they were quite happy about the art I did for it: Blues on Myspace. If you emailed me recently about a job and I haven't gotten back to you, I'm sorry, things have been hectic. I'm not blowing you off, just send me an email again. I need a rep or something, fuck. I don't even remember who's paid me, yikes!