Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ok.... time to vent

Sup Folks!

Been a minute, but as usual, I'm coming to you LIVE to bring you another update on the "haps" of your friendly neighborhood comic artist. Me, that is.

This time though, I figure since not many people keep up with me on here anyways, I'll do it in the form of a vent. Though I got the Deadpool Family book out for Marvel, these last few weeks/months have been pretty frustrating. Seems like every time I think I'm in a good place, rent times comes around, then school loans, taxes, phone, etc. (So glad I don't own a car. ) Commissions have been pretty slow since the new year rolled around, but its given me time to work on my own stuff. At the same time though commissions are what have been paying my bills for the last two years, so it's a bitter sweet situation because when the commissions aren't good I have to force myself to do color flatting, which is also bitter sweet because I m helping out a friend by doing so, but it's literally the most boring, lowest of the low, slave laboring comic job ever.

Anyways whats been bothering me the most lately is the fact that, for two years after graduating I've been busting my balls hardcore to get to where I am and in some prospects I feel like I'm still not where I want to be, but then there are some people still in school, who complain about how they're not getting anywhere and how their life is terrible because nobody will like their work, but at the same time CONSTANTLY getting work without even trying. And not just small fan commission work, but REAL, professional work. It's like I'm watching them live my dream and they don't even appreciate it... -___-

All in all, we all have our ups and down moments, unfortunately not all of us are lucky enough to get everything handed to us on a silver platter, but we just have to pick ourselves up, and just keep working hard until we get what we want. Though I feel like I'm struggling, I'm still thankful for everything that has happened for me so far as, I'm pretty sure with the achievements I've made, their are some older folks feeling the same about me. Not saying that there is a race to be the best or anything, but for some reason when age comes into question when comparing achievements, a great bit of pride gets thrown in as well depending on which side of the age scale you fall on, and lately swallowing my pride has almost become a regular past time...

Anyways, vent all aired out, now we can get to a more positive note. The year is not even close to being over yet and I have a few promising things going on that I can hopefully come away with proudly when it's all finished. As far as appearances for the rest of the year, I'll be touring alongside my studio mates of Identity Comics. I'll definitely be at Heroes Con in North Carolina, but getting a table is a maybe, but look out for us at Baltimore Con and New York Comic Con as we will be at both in full effect. I think I may try to make my way out the Dragon Con as well this year, but I can't make any promises.

I guess that's all for now. Hopefully soon I can actually update with some artwork and not lame venting. lol.



Darnell said...

Keep at it Domo! I was told we only struggle because we are built for it and when we finaly get to where we want to be it doesnt stop we set another goal and dream bigger!

Dominike "Domo" Stanton said...

thanks man! Yea, the saying "What doesn't kill us will make us stronger" is really becoming sortof a motto for me nowadays. lol!