Almost exactly one year ago, I posted a silly little rant
about the fandom and wishing I got a little more attention in it; I later came to the conclusion that it wasn't more attention from the fans
that I wanted (although that's always very welcome), but rather more attention from fellow artists and creators. It's no secret that I always felt of my writing as being stronger than my artwork, and after uncommented rejections by Yerf and a general inability to seem to make friends among other artists unless they were also comic strip creators, I sorta felt like the situation was not likely to change.
However, if we fast forward to a year later, I feel like I've finally started to make a place for myself. A lot of that has been thanks to cody_frost
; he introduced me to cooner
, and others ... and if I hadn't wanted to needle him (friendly-like, of course), I wouldn't have signed up for the Iron Artist at FC, where I actually met
several artists that I've been occasionally e-mailing back and forth to but never really connected with. FC is also where I finally actually spent any time in the company of susandeer
, mostly by the whim of fate, but that's fine by me. :)
But that's not all! pocket_entropy
keeps bugging me to come over to Friday art nights (and I should, darn my eyes!) ... I'm doing an art trade with _litho_
(woohoo! I never get asked for art trades!) ... I'm collaborating on a piece with bauske
... there's plenty more. :)
The point is, I'm now really starting to feel at home as a furry artist as well as a cartoonist, and I'm having a blast. :) It's a terrific feeling. Thank you, everybody!