Sometimes I've been feeling like I'm swimming upstream — but I think I've found the flow!

Sometimes I’ve been feeling like I’m swimming upstream — but I think I’ve found the flow!

Hi folks, I’m still working on getting the comic back in action, but in the meantime, I’d like to fill you in on what I have been doing! It’s been an incredibly busy couple of months since I last posted. I have finished the two huge illustration jobs I was working on (still can’t talk about them until they’re published, but I can say that one of them is about undersea stuff!) and done a couple of other smaller ones. The bills come first, alas!

I’ve also been part of a group of local comics artists that launched in September, and we are doing some really exciting networking, and planning some publishing projects for the spring. I took part in Inktober, a world-wide initiative which I wrote about here, here, here, and here. It was great to relax and do some little, one-off drawings, and it kind of cleared my head for getting back into the comic.

But the big, big, BIG news, is that I’ve finally broken the ice on having an online shop. I’ve been doing tons of research, trying to decide how to make my art available, and decided to start with a POD (print on demand) company called Redbubble. I just uploaded my first design tonight, and it’s page 36 from this very webcomic where Sami spies the mermaid amongst the dolphins! It works very well as a print I think. I wrote a bit more about it, with links to the shop, on my regular blog. Please go check it out!

I’ll be back with more news about Mermaid Music very soon!

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