Hey folks! Hope you’re all well. Things are a bit hectic over here right now, but fortunately that hasn’t stopped me from doing a page of story, this week!

Day job is busy as all heck, and in the art-o-sphere, I’m absolutely rammed! I’m working on some thumbnails right now for a very funny comic written by “Out Of Time” author Luke James Halsall (trust me, he’s the next Douglas Adams, just wait and see). I’ve also got a couple of submissions I’m preparing, one comic and one prose. I love having lots of art stuff on the go, though – especially when there’s a goal up ahead, and it’s not just me throwing stuff into the wind and seeing where it lands!

Convention season is almost upon us, as well! So I should really be preparing myself for that, too. I really need to get some new stuff done, but unfortunately there’s just 24 hours in any given day, and with work being so busy I’m always quite drained! I need to make sure I balance it all, and as I get older it really does seem to get harder. Plus, there’s a lot of doom and gloom going around now about the impact Brexit is going to have on the UK Indie scene (to save you having to read it, the expected impact is MASSIVELY BAD), and also just about being able to pursue a career as a comic creator in general.

It’s so easy to get overwhelmed. Especially when I look around and I see my friends becoming (very deservedly) successful in their careers, and moving on ahead in life, having families, living their lives. Sometimes it feels like I’m stuck a little bit, that maybe I’m trying to chase something impossible. But I have to keep reminding myself – I’m making progress. I mean, look at where I am just now, compared to where I was this time last year. I just need to keep pushing myself, keep improving myself, keep on surviving. I know that I CAN balance being responsible and being creative. I’ve been doing it for almost a decade. I just need to make sure I keep reminding myself of the positive things.

Anyway, enough rambling from me. Have a great weekend, everyone, and I’ll see you next week!

M.