OMG! A Zazzle sale?!

It only took 4 1/2 years, but I’ve just received notification of my very first sale on Zazzle! 😀 

wizard-of-rice-mug

The item sold was a coffee mug featuring my pal Oni – the Wizard of Rice! I knew his cuteness would pay off someday! XD

 

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Taco the Fortune Cookie

Taco the Fortune Cookie

Lol! The original “tako”

Was flipping through one of my sketchbooks earlier and came across my mascot for a mini comic magazine I was plotting out in 2008. That project has long since been shelved but he did have one moment of (mini ) glory on my Christmas greeting from that year. 🙂

Wrong Illustration Type?

While I was journaling earlier this morning it suddenly dawned on me that maybe the reason I haven’t gotten very far with comic creation is because I’m really not a cartoonist. Maybe my strength is actually in a different book, a children’s book, namely a picture book.

When I thought about it that way, some things about my art habits started making sense. In particular, whenever I plot out stories, it’s never in panels and rarely in sequential art – it’s usually a picture with text. Also, black and white doesn’t motivate me in the least. Color does.

Illustrating picture books also falls in line with where I want to go in life. I want to settle down and have a family someday. Being a manga artist really isn’t child friendly. However, a picture book illustrator is. Just like when I realized that I was a traditional artist – it just feels right.

Now on to the hard part: soul searching, prayer, research and possibly development…

Cheers. ;3