Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy July!

Happy July!

I was planning on looking for something a little more Americana and patriotic for July but, with time being at a premium these days, I figured a nice shot of Mr. Mucho just might fit the bill. I figure, if nothing else, a shot of the little rag doll in the middle of summer will make Manu happy.

It's been a busy past couple of weeks. I almost forget how easy it is some days to NOT do a blog until I try to start writing again and realize how hard it is to start it up again. But, here's hoping it goes a bit smoother over the next couple of days.

In the past few weeks I've finished up one kid's book, designed and penciled another, and am in the middle of inking it as we speak. I've also done two new covers for the new books as well as doing a new race car cover for the collected version of the Nascar books I did last year. I did my monthly Sports Illustrated Kids gig and been doing a lot of illustration for a new educational website that mixes a bit of social networking with academia. On top of that I did some logo work for a friend of a friend back in Maine.

Like I said, it's been busy and a bit overwhelming.

OilCan Drive and the music side of things have taken a seat WAY in the back of my head.

In the middle of this I somehow bought myself a laptop computer. I'd been looking for a new system to replace the computer I'm using now to get on the internet and send my work out. So, on the advice of a friend, I bought the same computer he has. I got it in the mail and played with it a bit. Honestly, it felt kind of the same way it did when I walked out of Star Wars Episode 1. I didn't like the movie but felt I had so much invested in liking it that I couldn't admit to myself that it wasn't that good. I felt the same about the laptop. It sat on my shelf for a few days before I admitted to myself it wasn't the laptop for me and I brought it back. So now, while I'm still in the market for a laptop I'm a bit gun shy about pulling the trigger on a new one. I feel like I'll just mess it up all over again.

So, yeah, it's been a bit busy these days but I can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel and I've been relying on some late night bike rides through town to keep me sane.

OK, back to more day of inking on the interior of this kid's book and then its on to the computer to add some grays.


rob! said...

Love the new header. Howabout a line of Mr. Mucho beanbag chairs?

Manu Mane said...

Happy July Sean ! You're right, it's always a pleasure for me to see Mr Mucho ! I hope he's doing well too ! :) )