Tag: art

Dipping into Freelancing

The last couple of months have really torn me away from any sort of regular schedule. My main computer died, I had an important public speaking event, there was a structural near-disaster at my house (prompting me to move all of my books). It was pretty hectic. But, I continued to work – to write,…


Renegade Music, Art & Literature – Pop Culture Notes

2016 is wrapping up and I’m preparing to leap into 2017 with new music and a live set. Because I no longer have a band, I’ve had to face the fact that I’ll be on stage alone, for at least the immediate future. This is entirely new for me, and more than a little daunting….


Inktober is Fully Underway

The first week of Inktober has been hectic. I decided to post the first five drawings that I’ve done here on this blog, simply because I haven’t had time to write at all. Each drawing has taken just a bit more time to devise, draw and ink that I anticipated, so I’ve just barely been…


Getting Amped Up for InkTober!

It’s InkTober time again, and this year I’m finally doing it. 31 drawings in 31 days. In case you don’t know, InkTober is a drawing challenge that was invented in 2009 by Jake Parker. The official rules and history are posted here. Yesterday I was invited by some fellow artists at DeviantArt to join them…


Self-Discipline in Self-Publishing

When you’re involved in self-publishing, whether you’re putting out your own books, running a small indie record label, doing a webcomic, etc, you usually don’t have a boss, editor, art director, or producer. It’s just you. You may have friends, partners, or assistants helping out sometimes, but the final call on what goes out the…