Hi my sweet patrons/good friends.
I have a soft announcement, meaning it's not BIG but it's news. And I want to share it with you all first.
Since I know most of you personally, you've probably heard me talking recently about this project I'm working on right now. It's a huge project, and if you know me well, you know it's something I've actually been working on for about 8 years. And it's something I'll probably be working on for the next 8 years, at least.
It's a story about a girl named June. And while I'm really really excited for you all to meet June, it's gonna be a long time before you get to know her as well as I do. So as my faithful and kind patrons, I'm honored to finally give you first access to some work in progress. I promise I will make this a regular thing, since I don't really want to do a web comic type thing but still want to regularly put this out into the world. So on this patreon, the thing you're actually paying for! you'll get exclusive access to process and progress.
Today, I'm just gonna share with you some pages, the first three actually, that are only pencils (sorry for the terrible quality! Once they're inked I'll upload beautiful pictures). I don't want to give too much context for them, cuz they're the first pages and you never get context for first pages!!
I also wanted to show you my studio, which is basically a corner of my apartment. Since I graduated I've been working every day, and feel very excited about this project, but it's also a MASSIVE undertaking. Because it's been in my head for so long, and it's gonna take a long time for me to share it, I'm obviously very nervous and uncertain. But someone put it in words for me, they called it a "leap of faith." And that's exactly what it is. A leap of faith. The biggest leap of faith I've ever taken, and that includes quitting my job and moving to another state on a gut feeling to go to art school.
This is the "thing" i'm going to be doing for the rest of my life. Comics. and this project is going to be a big big part of that. So, I'm stoked, and I hope you like what I can show you today.
Introducing June, For Short
I'm also including a playlist of the music I've been listening to while working lately. I love sharing playlists, so expect this to be a regular inclusion.
And lastly, if you haven't picked up a copy of I Don't Want to be Famous yet, here's the link.
All the best, and all my love,