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    • CommentAuthorNunabutt
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2009
     (5099.141)
    I'm trying to find people to help me build up my new project. A donation and volunteer effort of comic writers and artists that I'm calling the Community Comic Collective Project. My bosses gifted me some webspace and a domain name, just have to build it now.

    "It is our goal to bring together the fibers that create the independent comic industry in order to weave the tapestry for a community that is dedicated to the fans and patrons of our growing industry. For too long we've grabbed at loose ends and whored ourselves to the machines that at times reward mediocrity and nurture the regurgatated ideas that form the classics of our industry. It is our goal at the Comic Collective to raise the standard as well as give once ignored or unheard voices a forum in which to showcase their arts in all forms. We hope to bring awareness to publishers, patrons, and old fans alike in our own personal journeys towards the creation of the tales that live in our minds. We seek to not just push the envelope, but draw out a new line.

    Welcome to our sandbox."

    I'm also trying to grow into the shoes of being the Executive Editor of Chief Mac Media and wondering when a paying Editorial gig comes in. Cause, I need to pay rent next month. And I don't have time to do anything else. Maybe finding a sugar daddy would be a good thing to slip into this plan.

    Just to be a monkey wrench, a simple story I was writing turned into this hundred + page Godzilla beast that I am now in the process of converting to a comic script. It's a beautiful angelic, gothy, cyberpunk, industrial, seedy, sex driven drug induced coma that lived in my brain until a game of In Nomine kicked it out. Now, finding the artist to work with me in making it real.
    • CommentAuthorTarzanChi
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2009
     (5099.142)
    March - Climbing daytrips to New York with potential shaolin fraternizations. Sifu Shi Yan Ming. JOY!
    - Snow ninja shennanegans in Breckenridge, CO. Going to hunt down some backcountry powder.
    - Breakin' z dance at high altittude. The physical graffito has grown from a hobby to a driving interest in my life. I forsee much of the spring commited to handstands and footwork ya digz?


    April
    - Long shamanistic retreat. Practice drums and pull on stone. Investigate local bouldering and surf as much as possible.


    Activities for the rest of the dethaw depend upon cash moneys and motivation to travel.
    I'm thinking Chile in July if there is a heavy winter onslaught on the southern hemisphere.
    If climbing and/or the baltimore break scene are going well I may stay local.
    Plate is full. Life is grand.



    May
    - More goofing about the rockies until the snow melts. Spring snowshoeing, boudering, and Kung Fu
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    My projects include
    -Raising brand new son to take over the world with a robot army

    -Blog something meaningful
    -Working on my website http://steamfoundry.ca and updating my wife's photography website http://jagomcfarland.com
    -Tearing apart old electronics to make a mobile and robots for previously mentioned son
    -Convert my USB keys into something more interesting as they currently look like Fail
    -Learn Java again :(


    Oh, and not lose my current full time job necessitating becoming a nomad wandering the countryside looking for wifi

    Wish me luck!
    • CommentAuthorSarahE
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2009
     (5099.144)
    Well I've started a new indy press based out of west texas. (www.nerdboycomics.net)

    Our flagship comic is Zombie-Cow, and yeah it's exactly what it sounds like.

    Most of my time will be distributed between pounding my head against my desk because my team of editors and writers like to see how far they can push me till I scream and pounding my head against my desk till my writing gets better.

    Fun for the whole family.

    Oh, and tracking down Mr Ellis so I can suck all the whiskey out of his veins with a straw.
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      CommentAuthorizenmania
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2009
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    Oh, and one more thing, the only thing that I am absolutely certain will happen (unless it doesn't): local 72 Hour Film Festival is the first weekend in May, so we will be making at least vague plans for what to do in the near future. By the end of it we will have a five minute film of uncertain quality.
    • CommentAuthorcdthomas
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2009
     (5099.146)
    Read more good work;
    Complete the one story I'm working on now for class, whether it stays a poem or turns into a short story, novel or play (comic book would be keen, but I'm just learning the other forms, and don't want to take that on yet);
    Work on the 2-4 other plays that need work, as my skills get better;
    Hope that the one short play I let out into the wild wins a staged reading (yes, this is all what playwrights hope for, unless you've got cash to produce yourself);
    Survive five-plus months of scary medical preparations;
    And, slowly work on de-cluttering my place.
    • CommentAuthorprof_k
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2009
     (5099.147)
    Do more photography, some of it actually good.

    Start writing (as opposed to just outlining) some stuff about creativity.

    Finish converting a short story to a screenplay for my brother.
    In addition, at least two more pieces of flash-SF.

    Maybe do some reporting on multimedia/new media art.
    • CommentAuthorSinistra
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2009
     (5099.148)
    Currently in the middle of writing the script and doing some storyboards for an animation collab. It's going to be done to Amanda Palmer's song "Have to Drive". Hopefully will turn out nicely epic, and we've already gotten the go ahead from Palmer's "people".

    Very happy about that, and really looking forward to it.
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    Building another coffin, tech hacking a digital camera into an old kodak instamatic body.
    Hoping to expand the coffin building. Maybe make some real money for a change.
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2009
     (5099.150)
    I need to overhaul my art collective's website and make press kits for it, then start soliciting galleries all over the world to show our fabulous artwork. There are a lot of great shows we want to put on and no space to show it in. Also got to learn the fine art of obtaining corporate sponsors by networking with folks who actually have such things.

    I also want to learn texture mapping and how to paint 3D characters so that I can form an animation/rendering studio with my friends. Plus get our first iPhone game to make thousands of dollars so that the guy who hired us to make it pays us to stay home, drink and render for the rest of our lives. I learned that I'm terrible at rendering, but that I have two guys who are great at it. If I can pick up the slack with the coloring, we'd be a pretty great team.

    Thirdly, I want my damn screenprinting studio up and running.
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      CommentAuthorAdmiral Neck
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2009 edited
     (5099.151)
    The main project, and one I find it hard to find any enthusiasm for (but plenty of fear) is finding a new job. I'll be unemployed in May if I don't. So I'm looking at the small number of jobs I think I'm qualified to do with trepidation, misery, and growing panic.

    The other project is re-educating myself. Thanks to some good fortune I have in-depth tutorial videos for Dreamweaver, InDesign, Quark, Photoshop and Illustrator. I don't have the programs (except for Photoshop), and won't have any proper experience with them, but I'll know how to use them. Right now I'm desperate for something to add to my CV, which is threadbare, even though "I know how to use Quark" is a bit of a fiddle as it should read, "I've never used Quark but I could wing it if you give me the chance." Of course, these videos are epic in length, and I'm not finding the time to watch them. I've got time for this post, though.

    I've also got to figure out how to deal with a recent medical diagnosis. The psoriasis I thought was only afflicting my scalp is actually far worse, and is the cause of my aches and pains. Psoriatic arthritis. Lovely. Of course it's only manageable, not curable, but I think I can handle that. The worst thing is stress makes it flare up. As you can imagine, joblessness is not helping my state of mind.

    The project I want to spend the most time on is a YA novel I've had in my head in planning format for a couple of months now. My wife is in publishing and after she told me about the gaps in the YA market I figured I should try to fill them. I've come up with something I really like, and think I can turn it into something entertaining, but finding the time to do it (and the chance to quell the constant discordant alarm bells ringing through my head) is the problem. Every time I sit down to a computer I have to look for jobs, and doing anything else seems like a waste of time (except this navel-gazing, which is essential brain-maintenance).

    But I have to do it. It's about time I became a writer instead of thinking I'd do it in the future. Reading everyone's posts in this thread are inspiration enough to know it's not a mountain to be climbed, but a road to travel along, and for that I thank you all. Mr. Ellis' advice to start small is helping too. Writing something light and fun should be the best tonic.

    ETA: I must also watch the second half of John Woo's amazing Red Cliff. If anything will cheer me up, that will be it. I also need to unlock Master Exploder by Tenacious D on Rock Band 2. I appreciate this is a trivial thing, but it's the reason I bought the game so damn it, I'm gonna play that fucking song!
    • CommentAuthorbradheintz
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2009
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    • Giving a talk on Ruby and distributed computing in March

    • Building a game for GPS-enabled smartphones

    • Participating in Script Frenzy in March

    • Doing enough client work to pay my bills and eat

    • Finishing the Hundred Pushups program

    • Keeping a sketchbook



    That ought to keep me out of trouble.
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      CommentAuthorDmitri
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2009
     (5099.153)
    Let's see:

    Finishing up web pages, pdf and press releases for the Book of Lost Hours Project.

    Finding gainful employment.

    Keep some measure of sanity while accomplishing the above.

    Build loads and loads of stock merchandise for Tormented Artifacts.
    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2009
     (5099.154)
    Apparently, I'm starting a webcomic!
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    Just thought up a new one after going through the really great Photographers thread that Warren started. I'd like to do some photography to use in a comic, with miniature sets that I build in my basement and my roommates (wearing costumes) as models with crazy lighting... I think that I could do something like that... For some reason, I'm imagining it looking like stills from the modern Doctor Who.
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      CommentAuthorsebfowler
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009
     (5099.156)
    @Dmitri -
    Finding gainful employment
    Seconded. My current job finishes in a couple of months and I'll be desperately needing work when I get back to Melbourne.

    Working on some illustrations with/for my friend. One for an orangutan related St Pat's day thing, the rest are for flipcharts about various illnesses, featuring lots of sick kids, pooping and vomiting. We have been having far too much fun drawing these and I'll post them somewhere when they're done (if I'm allowed).

    Lots of small personal projects I don't have time for and keep forgetting about. One other project for a friend that I also don't have time for and feel really about neglecting. Wait, I'm not really working on those, so they don't really count. I intend to though!
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      CommentAuthorcorran
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009 edited
     (5099.157)
    Finishing our short film 'The Suicide Brothers'. A cautionary tale written and performed by Rupert Friend and Tom Mison and featuring Keira Knightley. It's in post production now... We put some photos of it on our facebook page if you're interested.
    Arran and Corran Brownlee with Keira Knightley on set of Suicide Brothers
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    I intend to:

    ...finally start AND finish two new websites: foxforhire.com on which I will sell my artistic services (not because I feel up to it exactly, but because I'm honestly astounded at the crap put out by so many supposed professional photographers and designers), and agathic.com where I will start to write again.

    ... overhaul both rachaelnoel.com and thestickyfriends.com - and create all sorts of new content for both.

    ... finally learn illustrator

    I may or may not be half of a "radio" show, depending on how much help my creative partner wants. Regardless, I will be writing bits.

    Also, once spring allows me to move back into my unheated apartment behind this old empty house, I will paint. I will have no excuses to NOT paint.
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    1) Have myself firmly enrolled in Temple University, turning my Associates in Fine Arts and Graphic Design into a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, specializing in history(It IS storytelling.)

    2) Finally finish this friggin 8 issue limites series, and find someone to publish it.

    3) Have enough money in the bank so as to enroll in Community College of Philadelphia's exchange program, wherein I go to Belize and help excavate a newly discovered Maya site

    4 and 5) Maybe I will try to rebuild Nichola Tesla's death ray and/or earthquake machine.(joking on that one, but it would be fun)
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      CommentAuthorAdmiral Neck
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2009 edited
     (5099.160)
    @ RachaelNoel

    ... finally learn illustrator

    How are you going about that? I'm about to do the same thing using training videos, and I'm wondering what your method is.