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  • On Having a Brick in Your Head

    There are days when your head feels like it’s filled with sand or some sort of concrete lump instead of a brain. It makes you tired and you don’t feel like writing or drawing, and all you want to do is take a nightcap and go to sleep.

    But you have to work anyway.

    You have to.

    Books and art don’t make themselves. You let yourself slide one day, then the next time it becomes two days, then three, then four. Soon, you’ve got nothing to show for your year.

    Brick in the head or not, the work needs to get done. No way around it. We live in a society where a lot of people don’t want to work for something. Too bad. Whether you feel like it or not, work is a required part of life and, especially, in the art business where it’s highly competitive.

    Do the work.

    Lose the brick.


  • Broadcast Sequence Executed

    This post is to let everyone know I’m once again switching over to broadcast mode on my social media channels for a season. The reason? Getting rid of distraction and getting more work done. It worked well over the winter and I have a ton to do and a ton planned, so need to stay focused.

    Social media is an addiction for a lot of people and it gets in your head, especially if you’re involved in a discussion or argument. It sucks up headspace and brain power, which are better used to create something. So deep into the mines I go. I’ll radio up to the surface via my weekly newsletter and, if you need me, you can send down a signal via email and we’ll see if the underground transmitters pick it up.

    Take care.

    See you when I resurface.


  • Almost Over the Hump – Still Working

    Got the Tragically Hip playing in the background as I write this. This song specifically:

    Been working very hard on a number of things and am approaching the crest of the hill. Like, twenty feet from the top. I’m hoping by the end of the upcoming weekend I’ll be over the hump and it’ll be smooth sailing from there.

    Subscribing to my newsletter is a good way to keep up-to-date with all of this.

    Getting awfully tired and took on too much work; a bad habit I have. It’s difficult for me to say no to work from others and work I impose on myself. A long while back I decided that for the last half of 2017 I won’t be doing any more freelance gigs unless I promised you something beforehand.

    Anyway, this is just a quick note to let you know I’m still working and there should be some announcements soon about upcoming releases.