I’m giving a slide presentation of Lightning Dog next Saturday at @wastedinkzinedistro starting around 6pm! Lightning Dog is the story about a cosmic pup that zaps through space getting into trouble, and it’s the first book that I ever self published! My narration of these 50 pages on Saturday will be the first canonization of the plot since the story has no words, so join us if you like being a part of historical moments, haha! Think you can make it?
I don’t mean to whine. Sometimes you just want to put it all out there. Last May, my world started to shrink. My husband unexpectedly lost his job. We lost our health insurance. A couple big projects that were about to launch were immediately cast aside and I had to pick up as much freelance as possible to hustle and pay our bills. It was devastating and depressing and so many of our “close friends” from that community suddenly vanished. (Beware workplaces that push a “we’re family” agenda/narrative. Your family is your family. Not your job.) We still don’t have health insurance, so we pay astronomical hospital bills and medical bills for me out of pocket. I feel so lucky that I can still get treatment for my chronic illness. We have a lot more work now and things are getting so much better. I’m intensely grateful for the work we do have and that we operate in high earning industries. But I’m tired of waiting to get back to my passion and calling. When life tries to hold your head underwater, fight back. I may not be able to make this as a short film yet, but I CAN commission the incredible Javi Laparra to turn it into a 2 page comic. Come hell or high water, it is a writer/director’s job to tell their stories. By any means necessary. There are always options. Take control of your career. #writersofinstagram#directorsofinstagram#indiecomics#createproof#fightback#rise#noecxuses