Back from vacations! (or holidays
if, like me, you're from a tiny isle known as the UK
It was...eventful. It was really nice to be back, but so much stuff happened and the people I love all seem so...vulnerable. I know I'm not solely responsible for their wellbeing, but it's hard not to think I could help them better if I was living closer.
I didn't really get much of a break tbh, there was some really terrible stuff that happened, my best friends' dad died very suddenly while I was staying at her house (literally, one moment he was fine, next moment- bam), and all the holiday plans got cancelled as a result. I'm still pretty shocked by it all since I've known the family for many years and their house was like a second home to me growing up, it's really awful but at the same time weird that I was fated to be there when it happened.
I've spent the past week with the family helping them with arrangements, getting shopping, and trying to offer some moral support during this difficult time.
My own family is...more than a little bit dysfunctional. Some drama kicked off there too while I was visiting, but nothing I wasn't already expecting and I dealt with it like a baws (though I do say so myself). My dad is awesome though. He looked really dapper at his 80th party.
I got home just in time to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary with my fantastic husband...all the drama and stress melted away when I got home and he's so supporting and fantastic, I know I can deal with all the shit life throws at me so long as I have him by my side. <3
Anyway ART! Yeah, I finished illustrating the whole
I'll be promoting the crap out of it as soon as I get a spare moment. I'm really chuffed with how it came out in print, looks way better than I was expecting, the colours were beautiful. I used Blurb to print the prototype, I can recommend them: www.blurb.com (Im not affiliated honest, was just genuinely impressed by the print quality).
This is the website for the book: www.jillchild.com
I'll be updating it with more info veeery soon.
Also, I somehow managed to make enough comic pages to cover my absence, and todays' page: retrobladecomic.com/webcomic/p…
but now my buffer is totally depleted so I'll be working hard on building it up again. Damn comic buffers never last.
***EDIT*** check out this sweet review of RetroBlade!! There's a comparison to Dune, and some really interesting scientific speculation and theory:
That's about it, peace out y'all!