I wanted to give an update of what's up artistically in my life. As you can see from a recent deviant Art submission, I gave a what's up in my life spiritually speaking. I submitted a version of my autobiography - a very short Gospel tract version - and talked about my spiritual journey from postmodernism to "Born-Again" Christianity to atheism then back to Christianity, why I believe that God is real and why I believe the resurrection of Jesus Christ is an actual historical fact, as well as most of the supernatural phenomenon that has occurred within my life (I didn't speak about the interesting occurrence surrounding my grandfather and great grandmother's passing, for example, as I was personally not an eye witness to it), and why it's important for me to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is generally called a "testimony" within Christianity, telling one's personal story of how the risen Jesus has changed their life. For the Christian, testimonies such as mine can be a large spiritual encouragement, and I hope it is. For the non-Christian, it can hopefully be a good sneak-peek into the Christian life and culture and an encouragement for those who are interested in Christ themselves. I uploaded this as an Easter message, due to the appropriateness of the holiday to the topic of how Jesus changed my life.
Artistically, a few weeks ago I suddenly realized that I work off of a drafting table at work. Work has been slow organization wide where I work, so I have been able to take time at work with the supervisor's permission to draw my comics. I am now a complete chapter ahead in SuperMilo (almost; gotta finish drawing and inking the very last page!). Well, the black and line artwork, anyway, and not the colored versions. From now on SuperMilo will probably be in black and white, as well as all of my comics. Color versions will come, especially for printed trades. I sadly don't have the time in life that I did when I was single (and jobless), so that means that I have to cut corners to get my work done. Scrapping the color has sped up the comic's production dramatically. Not only am I an entire chapter ahead in SuperMilo the Comic Strip, but I have finished the script for the first major story of the SuperMilo main series' origin trade and have begun rough draft work on the first issue. I am hoping to get these exciting new stories to people soon. Unfortunately, warm weather is finally returning, which means I will not be able to keep drawing comics at work.
I have a convention coming up in Winston-Salem, NC at the Holiday Inn, if I am not mistaken (I could be mistaken), on University Parkway, called, "Winston-Salem Comic And Toy Show." It used to be called "Infini-Con" and it used to be in the National Guard Armory by Forsyth Technical Community College. I have attended the con in previous years, but have not been able to for several years recently due to how busy I have become since I met and married the love of my life. So it's some what a big deal for me to return to the comic book show. I sadly will not have any books to sell that day as I have been unable to order more books in time. Speaking of that, the first issue of the SuperMilo comic strip book's text will be updated here and there. Why? We have a new website.
That's right, my and my friend's website, "MiloTeam.com", was bought up by another corporation during our long, long, long hiatus. Sadly. But what is good is that we have bought "MiloComics.com"! The new official home of the "Milo Comics Group" or "MiloTeam." Right now there is an extremely generic non-SuperMilo, non-my-artwork placeholder there. I sadly haven't had time to create a nice placeholder yet. I plan on doing an entire run of the currently already ran and created material for SuperMilo, but after that starting with a black and white comic run. Hopefully this time the comic will be able to consistently update. I am currently working on a large update "bumper" - or whatever that word is that I am looking for.
Until next time!
Listening to: Cars drive by
Reading: Josh McDowell's, "More Than a Carpenter.
Watching: Akira Kurosawa's films and Batman Animated Se
Playing: Let's Try Not to Be Late for the Work Meeting
Eating: Will eat biscuits at a work meeting in 30 minutes