Hello my friends. If you noticed lately I have been titling my blogs after songs. Sorry. I'm on a big music kick right now. Above you see the finishing touches to the end of "Target Earth" A book my very dear friend, Gary Babb wrote. Like George, he is one of my few friends that never stabbed me in the back. Below that is a new video from my young friend from Africa, Jad also known as Utiqano Bloods. With ever new one this young man does for me, they just keep getting better. He also runs my international fan club, which is up to 3500 fans. This kid came out of nowhere to help me, and man, what a blessing he is.
My birthday is coming up in couple of weeks, and my sweetie got me an early birthday present that I really needed. When I moved to Michigan, I had no idea how cold it got here, and the people I came with didn't think it would matter, and didn't warn me. But yes it did. I put my car in storage, and in it was my computer and all the electronics I owned. Needless to say, I lost all of it. MY computer, my scanner, my printer an on and on.
Since Cheryl and I have got together, my angel has been doing her best to bring me back with each idem I need to do my work. For my birthday, she got me the top of the line printer and scanner. It's 3 times better than what I had before. She can't understand why I praise her so highly. I know you all know. My art career was almost on the back burner again for a few more years until I could re-build my life and replace all the things that Evil stole from me. He even tried to steal my soul and heart. But when I was sinking into the mucky black tar which is hell, she grabbed me by the arm and pulled me out and look at me now. She gave me another chance, and I swore I would kick arshe and not look book, and I am.
I can show the cover to the Mental Scars cover in the next blog. I've already showed it on facebook, and people are really into it. OH Yeah!!! An I have much more art to show you. This week i am working on a couple more pages for the Mental Scars graphic Novel. So I will be showing you a couple of panels from that.
Ok, down to business. I am going to give you a few links that I have used to get work over the years. Now these are intended for writers, but they work the same for artist. Just look for the artist submission info. In some cases, you want find it, so just submit the same way a writer does, except in the subject line put Artist Submission. Save these links, because they are valuable.
I will give you more later, but these 3 will keep you very busy for a long time. Now be realistic, if your just starting out, you will be lucky to get any money. You will be looking for work period just to get your name out there and whatever promotion you can get. If your a pro, you can also find plenty of paying work here as well.
Remember the last blog and how I told you to write a letter. If you send out 10 letters a week, chances are you will hear back from at least 3 of them, and 1 of them will offer you work. When I first started this business that was the results I got 6 years ago.
Okay my friends, it's time to blast. Cheryl want's to watch a horror movie and I am soooooooo ready to chill. Peace and Blessings.