So drawing production has been down the last couple of weeks. Part of that is laziness, part of that is having an existential crisis. I’ve been working on other odds and ends, but don’t really have a whole lot to share because it’s conceptual stuff or it’s boring stuff like rewriting my CV and applying for teaching work.
Anyhow, something I’ve been meaning to do lately is get some stuff together for a self-promotion push. On the top of that list were making a business card and then making a promo postcard. Today and I say down and busted out the former! Yay!
Of course, part of thinking about this self-promotion stuff is asking yourself hard questions like ‘What kind of art do I want to be doing? Where does my work fit?’ etc, etc. I’m still trying to figure that out.
My studio mate and amazing illustrator, Meg Hunt, reminded me that you can’t worry too much about that stuff – you just need to do the work and you can sort that stuff out later.
Anyhow, I have a lot more to write about the matter, but I have gotta’ head out.
In other news:
• Blah Blah Blah! – I totally caved and joined Twitter. Still don’t know how to use the thing, but maybe I’ll sit down soon and figure it out. Anyhow, if you want to follow me I’m @oneofthejohns. [Didn’t see that coming, did you?]
• WSD art auction results – The auction wrapped up a couple of weeks ago, but I just sent the art & the cash monies to the WSd this week, so I kind of consider it ending right around now. Anyhow, the total result I was able to muster up was $245, which ended up being about $350 worth for the school to spend at Powell’s.
But that’s not all! The Columbian, the local newspaper in Vancouver, WA where the Washington school for the deaf is located, ran a small article on the auction, and a local woman donated $500 for the library in memory of her sister.
So all in all, we were able to raise $850 for the school. All for graphic novels! Yay!
I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone that donated art and that bid on art. I know that with times being the way they are, and with all the other things people could be donatig their time and money towards, it really means a lot.
• Speaking of Auctions… – I totally spaced and didn’t mention this earlier, but Meg is had been running and auction to benefit Japan. I’m sure a lot of you already know, but for those that don’t, you check out details at the blog she set up. Half the auctions are over, but there’s still lots more to come. Be there!