Posting New Stuff to DA has gotten a little trickier for me now, my computer, while very fast and good, is a powermac, rather than an intel based, and so certain programs like Firefox are upgraded as far as they can go, they don't make stuff for my machine anymore. Deviant Art's new upload system just will not work on my computer, I've tried everything. So now when I want to upload, I have to bring the files home and put them on my laptop and upload them on the slow internet, it's jolly annoying. You might be tempted to leave a comment saying 'get a new computer' or even 'not an apple computer' but I won't be listening to those, I don't plan on spending any money thanks.
My wedding is coming up in April, and it's hogging all my available free time and money, as I fully expected it to, and allow it to unbegrudgingly. Still wish everything was magically accomplished and I didn't have to do anything besides show up : )
Had a lovely time at the Doctor Who convention the other weekend, you may have noticed a couple new pieces I created got posted to DA. The Whoniverse stickers are available on my etsy store, [link]
if you want to buy them, cut them out, and stick them on your own luggage or laptop or whathaveyou.
I don't plan on exhibiting at the LA Times festival of books this year, I always enjoy having a booth this year, but I've just got too much going on. Maaaaaaybe if they give me a free booth unexpectedly, but I still don't think so. It's been a slow year for events and booksignings, I haven't put anything new out to promote for a while. I'm putting the finishing touches on Pirate Penguin book two AS WE SPEAK, but I don't know when that will actually be released. I've also written an enormously funny book called 'Fairy Tales I Just Made Up' -- it's about 75% done. You can see a sneak preview here on DA. I was hoping to get it done and published BEFORE my nuptials, but it's going to have to wait till after to receive my full attention. Luckily, it's not done yet for reasons outside my control, I'm collaborating with 12 other artists for all the illustrations, and three people aren't done yet, so I don't feel too bad. I always want everything available immediately, but sometimes, you just gotta wait for it.
Somebody asked if Divine Whiners is going to be in book form (my 3X weekly webcomic, which I plaster on DA, so if you're reading this, you should be reading that) -- the answer is 'of course it will be in book form, but I have no idea when. I'm 80+ strips in, which is only about 25 pages if it's laid up in book form, so I won't have the content for a while. Very much looking forward to seeing how this story pans out, as I only have notions of where it's going, rather than a concrete plan. I'll be introducing some of the Hindu deities next. Any gods I haven't used yet anybody's dying to see?
I won't have a booth at the San Diego Comic Con this year either, which is painful, but which I'm sure was the best decision. It costs an AWFUL lot of money to exhibit at the SDCC, and if you work your butt off at the con, you can *maybe* break even if you don't think about the cost of merchandise. It's stressful, and as I said, my wedding is requiring every ounce of cash I can get my hands on. (Now would be the perfect time to buy some merch from me, either from Etsy: [link]
or from my website: [link]
-- I've got oodles of books and toys and tshirts). Also, I'm taking commissions for a short period, which isn't something I usually do, so if you want me to draw something FOR YOU, send me a note, and we'll chat about it.
Also, the North American Discworld Convention is in July, I'm Art Director, so I've been busy working on Tshirt Desgins, Posters, and the program book cover. I sincerely hope you can go! I sincerely hope I can go! Haven't sorted out the finances yet.
Is that all? I Think that's all. I need to get organized man, I am all over the place lately. Maybe I'll be able to get my act together one of these years.