So, another update on things going on in my life.
For the most part, I've managed to land a job that I'm nearing the end of my second week at! I've been hired on as a graphics illustrator for a television broadcasting equipment manufacturer, though my job appears to encompass much more than simply working on the graphical end of things here. This also means that they are going to supply me with a beefy laptop for work related purposes, send me out to some job locations to get some information for my job, and a nice benefits package as well.
Though, the bad thing about working here is the pay schedule being bi-monthly and I won't get anything until the end of this month. Blargh! I'd love to take commissions as well as things are not exactly busy for the company at this time, but I'm starting to believe that it's not the greatest thing to hold out hope for. Same can be said with my print sales as the last convention I attended (Sukoshi Con in Bowling Green, Kentucky) only managed to move 5 of my smaller, insanely cheaper prints. Interestingly enough, this was offset with me being paid to do a short photo shoot with some Black Butler cosplayers that afternoon, of which I greatly appreciate!
Sadly, the rest of that short time there was not as awesome and certainly is forcing me to rethink the idea of selling prints overall. It's getting harder and harder to justify selling anything I create anymore when there are little to no returns on the front end of things. Argh! If anyone has any ideas on how to get this ball rolling more efficiently, I'm certainly all ears!
Other than that, I'll be attending AWA this year instead of volunteering again for Wizard World Comic Con in Nashville. The only reason I can even think about going was to help out with Greg Horn's booth again and talking to him about this sort of thing I mentioned above. On the flip side, heading back to Atlanta for another super busy con weekend may not be the greatest of ideas either, so I'm not entirely sure.
Oh, and for anyone following me on my tumblr page, I'm also running mini raffle/contest there for a download of Mighty Gunvolt on the 3DS! I currently don't have a 3DS and it would be a waste to let the code die until I figured out what to do with it. More info about the contest can be seen here. It's supposed to end Friday, but I'm going to extend it to Sunday.
So yeah, that's pretty much it. Take care everyone!