Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Word About ADA Issue Two From Artist, Jacqueline Taylor.

The Elusive Artist, Jacqueline Taylor

Now before I start babbling on like a moonbrain, I want to apologize for the long wait of AMERICAN DARK AGE issue two, and thank you all for your patience. The book is still going through its final finishing touches, but it shouldn't be too much longer. Issue two took a little more preparation than the first and was slightly more complicated- we're really starting to get into the nitty gritty of Katherine Brody's character development before she becomes that ass-kicking, sword-wielding warrior and I've gotta say it's been a lot of fun playing with teenage Brody. It felt a lot like I was drawing myself at some points.

As you all may or may not know, I'm contracted with a couple other independent comic book publishers. Along with ADA, I'm finishing up 'HAPPY FUN-TIME ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE SLAYER GIRLZ' by Excel Comics: an action packed adventure with five girls kicking some serious zombie-fied booty and that book will be available for Amazon Kindle when it's completed. I also have another fantasy series starting near the end of this month which I'm not at liberty to discuss right now; so don't ask, because I'll have to get all black bag & wet-works on your ass. To top it all off, I'm also in negotiations with a local comic book publisher regarding a contract for next month.

Why the hell would I pile all of that on my plate at once, you ask?
I need the money for rent, groceries (Eating pencils and living under bridges isn't as attractive as the movies make it out to be) and I'll be making a trip down to New York again for this years Comic Con, in October. I essentially need to work my ass off until then unless you happen to know about a good bank heist crew that needs a caffeine fueled illustrator on their team.
The ups, downs and CRAZIES of being a freelance artist.

Yep. No life for Jac.

Things have been hectic around here for the longest of time. Moved out a couple of weeks ago into a nice new place.
I'm telling you, sleeping under that bridge was just far too noisy.
Also got a spankin new workplace. Super spacious. Completely different from my old cramped and cluttered office space. Of course there were electrical complications that took a while to fix, but every thing is just shiny now. I'm looking forward to finally settling down and getting back on schedule.

As for NYCC (New York Comic Con) I've got a table reserved in Artist Alley with the Megabrain folk. We'll be selling and signing Issues 1 and 2 there. I'll also have a variety of other things there- prints and original artworks aplenty. If you're at the con, don't forget to stop over to say hi.

Anyways, that's all for now. Thank you all again for all of your support and patience.
-Jac Taylor
Artist of American Dark Age