Where Have I Been?

It’s been a little while since I last posted and my Wednesday posts have gotten a little sporadic lately. So I wanted to take some time to fill you all in on what’s going on and where I have been.

Well to say the least, things have been really hectic, but all for good reasons. So I currently have a couple freelance projects on my plate. These are going to help get some new art equipment for the upcoming second episode that has a script written for it. I am aiming to get back into more frame by frame animation for the second episode so I need to upgrade tablets to make this an effective route to go.

It also looks like I will be moving. I can’t provide more details at this point, give me about 30 more days, then I can let you all know. So part of my nights and free time have been eaten up by that and some time in the upcoming month will be dedicated towards packing.

I appreciate your support over this slightly slower production time, but trust me, there is no one wanting more Cosmic Rage than myself right now. I know all of this will be worth it in the long run. Thanks for bearing with it.

Production Update 183: E-book, Coming Soon

This past week I spent some time catching up on some life stuff that piled up a little bit. The reward for sacrificing the week to do that is reaping some early benefits. I was able to dive into the e-book and started polishing it up to get it ready for a release. There will probably be about another day of work in the e-book before it will be ready to submit to the store. I want to go through it one more time and make sure the text, audio and everything is consistent with the first episode. I also have one more page to design. It is a very exciting time to get this released into the store. Once the e-book makes it’s way into the store, it will close the chapter (no pun intended) on the first volume and allow me to completely transition into the second episode.

That’s not all! I will also be packing and preparing for AnimeFest in Texas since it is less than two weeks away! This will be another “first” for me, since I have never been to an AnimeFest before. I am looking forward to meeting so many new people and seeing what the convention has to offer.

One last note. This is my last week for my summer class as well. I’ll be spending one night this week wrapping up my final assignment and one night working on some freelance work as well. I am going to be jumping back into getting more content up this week as well.

Production Update 179: Sketching

I started working on sketching the e-book cover. I have things roughed out right now so this week I am going to refine it and hopefully get it inked so I can color it in the car on the way to and from SoDak Con! The original plan was to try to finish up the cover, but I picked up a freelance project so I was working on that over the weekend outside of class. My plan is to use the freelance project to help cover the cost of VO for the second episode. I am currently still pushing forward on the script, but it has taken a little bit of a backseat to the e-book cover so I can get that into the iBooks store for people to see.

Outside of that, photography class has been going pretty well, I believe I have about 6 weeks left until I am all done with school. My grant paperwork will be in the mail later this week. Once again, I need to thank the South Dakota Arts Council for their support in Cosmic Rage. This past year has been an amazing ride and the grant has helped me so much with getting the first episode wrapped up.

Finally, I have been spending a bit of time in our garden this week getting caught up on weeding and just unplugging for a bit. Our weeds were getting a little out of control, but we had to let the plants grow so we knew what a weed is and what isn’t. Hopefully we get caught up on weeding this week as well.

Next week I’ll have a recap from SoDak Con!