Its been a while.Â A long while.
Since I last wrote I went back to college after a five year hiatus, got engaged, and graduated.Â After that has been a bit of a blur.Â Wedding planning hasn’t gone as we had hoped – you know, simple and easy – and we’re both trying to figure out what will happen next.Â We’re looking at opportunities in various places (D.C., L.A., and Seattle mostly) for after the wedding in hopes that she can enter grad school and I can support her with enough work.Â Therein lines the trouble, really.Â What am I supposed to do after being in school for 4 months?Â Before that I worked for two years at a job where changing addresses in a database for 8 hours a day was life and before that, much of the same.Â How am I supposed to support a wife who will be going after her grad degree?Â Why, selling my soul, of course.
Over the last month I’ve spent time in Nashville working closely with the SoulPancake awesomeness that is Devon and Golriz, a business lunch proposing a social networking aspect for a website my good friend Josh Elder is developing, many business lunches beginning and developing animated video content for SoulPancake with my good friend Shannon Reddy, meeting with a good friend and artist Henry Warren on a couple projects we’ve been working on for quite some time, and sending a proposal for a 100-page graphic novel to my former place of employ.Â Did I also mention planning a wedding?Â Oh, my, yes.
Now, within that rambling mess did I find a way to make money?Â Maybe, but not for quite some time.Â Where does that leave me?Â I’m looking for work and will probably need to take on a temp position or two in the coming months to ensure maximum (dubious, I know) monetary influx.Â Its not what I want but that’s really not a factor at this point.Â I’m getting married.Â And she’s completely amazing and supportive of my comic writing and various ridiculous sketches.Â The reality I’ve faced, however, is that those ventures only get me so far and I’ll need something else to supplement us until the real money (its out there somewhere I’m told) and acclaim (its out there somewhere I’m told) finds its way to my eager-to-spend bank accounts.
So that’s that.Â Tomorrow, I’ll be adding another item to my previous listing by meeting with friend and incredible artist Luthando Mazibuko for the day to begin planning and plotting out a graphic novel we’re both excited to be working on.Â Who knows?Â I don’t.Â Give us money.Â We’re mostly competent.
Bye bye for now.Â Be sure to check back frequently as things have begun to settle and I’ll be posting more often.