Category: And So On

  • Cape Comic Con 2019 Memories and Momentum

    Cape Comic Con 2019 Memories and Momentum

    I’m back after my annual March and April blog sabbatical, that period of time in which I almost never post any no good blogs. The reason? Well, other than creative angst and/or spreading myself too thin? Cape Comic Con preparation, of course! Cape Comic Con took place April 26-28, and as always, it was a […]

  • Words from Roy Thomas that I needed to hear

    Words from Roy Thomas that I needed to hear

    Last weekend, I had the honor and opportunity to meet legendary Marvel Comics writer and Jackson, Missouri native, Roy Thomas. He was in Jackson for the declaration and celebration of Roy Thomas Day, and to receive the key to the city. He also did a lengthy autograph signing for hundreds of fans who came out […]

  • Am I resting and recovering, or am I just lazy?

    Am I resting and recovering, or am I just lazy?

    Here’s a motivational quote I’ve seen circulating the internet over the last few weeks. Perhaps you’ve seen it, as well; I can’t seem to get away from it (I’m sure it doesn’t help that I’m on social media every seven minutes): “Destroy the idea that you have to be constantly working or grinding in order […]

  • My 2018: What Worked and What Didn’t

    My 2018: What Worked and What Didn’t

    All right, so, I didn’t know what to expect from 2018. It was my first full year as a parent, and with parenthood came lots of changes, lots of challenges, and a lot of stress. It wasn’t a bad year, but it was a struggle to stay rested and focused on anything for more than […]

  • Transitioning from a Night Owl to a Morning Person to Get More Work Done, Better

    Transitioning from a Night Owl to a Morning Person to Get More Work Done, Better

    Wowie zowie. It’s been a busy couple of weeks! Following two fun, but hectic weekends, overflowing weekdays, a baby too fascinated by exploration to sleep, and a travel-heavy Thanksgiving holiday (including two Thanksgiving dinners and my cousin’s fabulous wedding), it’s no wonder I didn’t update the blog last week, or that I’m running late this […]

  • An Amateur Comic Creator’s Thoughts on Stan Lee

    An Amateur Comic Creator’s Thoughts on Stan Lee

    [I want to preface this with a brief disclaimer. Whenever somebody who is widely liked and praised dies, there is always the handful of malcontents who chime in with, “Yeah, but they did THIS bad thing and THAT bad thing.” Well, you’re right. Minimal internet research will reveal Stan Lee wasn’t perfect. But, neither is […]

  • Cape Mini Con Recap – OR – Did I Deliver as a Vendor?

    Cape Mini Con Recap – OR – Did I Deliver as a Vendor?

    Last week, I covered some of the things I really like about being an artist at comic cons, as well as some of my bad habits and hangups that I would like to improve, both for the sake of seeing better returns, and so convention attendees have a better experience interacting with me. My first […]