It’s been one hell of a year, and like most people, I’m really looking forward to the fresh slate of a new one! Few things are set in stone so far, but here are some exciting things I have lined up for 2013:
As some of you know, webcomic monolith Penny Arcade had an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign for their site to be ad-free for a year. Among its many unusual stretch goals was Strip Search, a reality show-style competition for webcomic artists to take the place of PATV Season 4.
Most of the details are still under wraps, but I can finally say that I am on the show! Robert Khoo has offered a few morsels of information in an interview with Fleen, but all the good stuff has yet to be announced. I’ll share more information with you guys as it’s officially released.
In the meantime, check out the work of the incredibly rad and talented Nick Trujillo, Tavis Maiden, Mackenzie Schubert, Maki Naro, Abby Howard, Ty Halley, Katie Rice, Monica Ray, Erika Moen, Amy T. Falcone, and Alex Hobbs, with all of whom I had the distinct honor of competing.
On the subject of webcomics, I’m sure you’d all like to know what’s going on with mine! Things are still moving pretty slowly so far, since it’s hard for me to squeeze it in around my commissions and contract work, but I plan to take most of January off to give it a big push! Like Strip Search, it should debut sometime in the first quarter of the year.
For those of you who are new to my blog, I have an official Cloud Factory tumblr you can follow for updates, art, music, and info related to the comic!
So far, the only convention I’m slated to have a table at is GenCon, which runs from August 15-18 here in Indianapolis. I might make appearances at PAX East (March, Boston) and PAX Prime (Labor Day Weekend, Seattle), but I’m trying to cut down on my travel this year so I can focus on my work. I hope to be in a more comfortable position to expand my convention circuit in 2014.
This year has been an especially tumultuous one for me, between quitting grad school, attending new conventions, and filming a show. As such, I’m still working through a backlog of commissions. Officially, I’m not open for new work until I’ve caught up with everything I’ve promised, but my inbox is always open to discuss future projects. I’m hoping to start taking batch commissions again in February, so keep an eye out!
Finally, I’d like to give a big shoutout of PURE, RAW GRATITUDE to everyone who has followed and supported my work this year. I wouldn’t be where I am without you guys <3