This week I spent some time refreshing a couple of my panels before I head to AnimeFest at the end of the week. This week I am going to be spending some time expanding on my animation panel. This panel is still in it’s early phases, I performed a strip down version last year at Nebraskon and it did really well, the room was packed. So I want to polish up a few areas and also expand some areas that other attendees had questions on. My goal with the panel is to help people understand more about animation but to also help give some resources to people who are interested in animation and to help demystify it.
Last week I also met up with another local content creator to just pick his brain a bit. The reason for this, is I want to update and relaunch my Patreon page in next couple months, with more focus on content creation and what all goes into animation production. I have another meet up planned for this week. Speaking of meet ups, I am also relaunching the local animation meet ups. I used to organize these a couple years ago but things tapered off a bit and our venue also went through some remodeling. However, I have met some more animator’s and wanted to bring them together in a place where we can learn and talk shop together. I will be sure to bring the content I make to the site and more. I am looking forward to these meet ups and can’t wait to see what everyone is working on!
I have been a little behind the past couple weeks, we had some issues crop up at the house that required some attention all around the time I was getting ready for a weekend of travel as well. Everything is returning to starting to wind down a bit more.
I found out last week that both of my panels for AnimeFest have been approved. This year I will be presenting a panel on J-rock and also one on an Introduction to Animation. I went to AnimeFest for the first time last year and it was an amazing time, I felt that the convention was focused on art and artists and I look forward to being back next year. This past week I have been working on refreshing my J-rock panel and updating my Animation panel will be on schedule for this week. I ran a light version of it last year at Nebraskon and I had a large turn out so I look forward to seeing how it does at a convention like AnimeFest.
I have been pretty busy critiquing artwork the last couple weeks that I haven’t had a chance to finish up my animation project that I started working on. However I did get the timing chart break down uploaded to Youtube last week, check it out below if you haven’t already.
Cosmic Rage is now live in the iBooks Store! It’s been quite the adventure. When I started Cosmic Rage my life was so much more different than it is now. I was still pretty green in my animation career and living in Minneapolis at the time. Things have changed so much and it is crazy to think of how far everything has come since the project started off.
So where do things go from here is the next big question. I will have some more on this coming in the very near future, specifically after my final convention of the season, Nebraskon. In two weeks I will have the last screening of Cosmic Rage on the convention circuit for 2016.
Don’t forget to check out Cosmic Rage in the iBooks store and share with your friends!
It feels good to get back into the swing of things. Things post-move are going pretty well. This past weekend was very nice outside so I was able to get outside and get some yard work done before things get too out of control with the weather starting to cool down. My desk is slowly starting to come together as you can see with the picture here. I am very excited to get the final boxes put away and really start to get some work done in my office area 🙂
My final editing revisions came in and have been made. This week I need to get the e-book submitted to the e-book store and that will put the finishing touches on the first episode of Cosmic Rage, allowing me to get back into the swing of fleshing out the second episode.
This week my to-do’s are getting the e-book into the store. I also want to get my desk fully functional and get things put away. I do have some freelance work I need to get some time in on as well. Finally, I will be back at Nebraskon this year and I am doing a new panel that I need to get into slides. It’ll be a busy week ahead, but that keeps life interesting. Let’s do this!