fun, life altering fact BESIDES that i just left a secure, full-time job at a studio in order to try and make my living with my art...
ryan and i started talking months ago about me leaving my job. it was not a will-nilly thing. we were planning for it, scared for it, considering when the best time to be would be ("should i stay another year?" etc)... then i typed up my notice, printed it up and said "i'm handing this in on xxxx date". We were ready to take a chance.
and then i found out i was pregnant.
not sure if this was a sign to STAY gainfully employed or to work for myself... i STILL turned in my notice.... now ready to stay at home with my art, my cats... and now, my kid.
the little nerd is due in late december. (i apologize to the kid in advance for lumping his/her birthday in with the holidays)
yes, ryan and i are very excited.
yes, i am extremely terrified.
yes, the cats are very upset.
(i apologize to the people i (used) to work with for not telling you before i left. 1) i had a few people i was seeing last night that i wanted to tell in person, so i didn't want to risk a million facebook wallposts of "omg! congrats" and blow the surprise and 2)i didn't want to lump the craziness of my last day with the news)
but...uh... yeah... baby.
yep. freakin' out.
also, there's a new gronk comic today.
a while back, i announced that i was designing a t-shirt for ashley eckstein's new apparel and accessory line "her universe". (ashley is the voice of ahsoka tano in the clone wars!)
i'm VERY excited about her new line of clothes aimed for girl geeks... it's fresh, fun and totally awesome.
the store opened earlier this week (and more items are coming very soon)
AND, the shirt i designed is one of the ones debuting for sale!! ((it's listed under both apparel and designer exclusives!) I am HONORED to be part of the the first wave of exclusive artist t-shirts for this line (along with dave filoni, the director of the clone wars, and cat staggs... whose shirt should be up soon!)
you can buy my shirt here:
and here are the photos of the "daddy's little girl" tee!
my last day of work at the studio is tomorrow (eep!) i will be spending friday catching up on the gajillion outstanding e-mails in my inbox, the the weekend working on my ACME ESB limithed edition print.... then DRAWING ALL THE OUTSTANDiNG COMMISSIONS ON MY PLATE RIGHT UP UNTIL COMIC CON! woo! you guys will finally all be getting you art!
so starwars.com showed a tiny peek of my ACME star wars Celebration print! (http://starwars.com/fans/events/celebration_v_artists_1/index.html), so, for those who do NOT have eagle eyes, i'm posting a slightly larger version of it for you to look at :)
I have decided to do a print run of 200 prints, not 250.
since I have gotten a slew of e-mails since this was shown on starwars.com... i'll answer some questions.
-no, i will not reserve a specific number for you. it is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.
-if you want me to do a doodle under my signature, I will AT the show in Orlando or if you bring it to me at another show.
-do NOT ask to ship it to me so i can draw in the margins, I will not take responsibility for it being damaged in shipping.
-i doubt I will sell out by the end of the show and after that, you cannot buy them from me. they will be available ONLINE through the starwars.com shop.
-the piece is 36" x 9"... sorry framers.
-the price is TBD. i will announce it as soon as i can.
thanks for all the kind words on it so far! cheers!
(click on the image for the larger view!)
just a reminder, i have *2* of my TOPPS empire strikes back returned card auctions ending tonight:
okay... there were too many e-mails with requests/offers on these cards for me to muck through.... remind me to never offer that up again... as i am easily confused and that was just a mess! O_o (but i appreciate all the AWESOME e-mails, everyone!
cards are up for auction!
as usual, ALL auctions have NO RESERVE and start at only $.99.
luke/yoda/spirit of obi-wan
leia/han "i love you"
darth and the bounty hunter crew