25 Days of Christmas 2015: Day 24

It’s Christmas Eve, the day before Christmas Day.  While people are celebrating the holidays, I’m thinking about my future and what paths to go, both for myself and for Sunnyville.

I was talking with others who were in the middle of getting college degrees.  My own degree is in creative writing, but I debated if it’s worth going back to school to get an associate’s degree.  The subject matter would be in art of some sort like illustration or fine art.  I have discussed in the past whether or not an art degree is necessary, but I still ponder the road not taken.  My own education was piecemeal as I had to be content with taking night classes at the School of Visual Arts.  The thought of getting some kind of art degree crossed my mind, but it would cost me two resources that are precious to me – time and money.  Even if I got one, there would be no guarantees that it would improve my chances.  

I’m also facing more challenges with Sunnyville.  In addition to promoting the series, I have to work on it too.  The upcoming stories will be technical challenges.  I have to continue to build on everything that has come before and I have to follow the continuity that I’ve set up.  This was so much easier when I was first starting out.  When I first got the idea, assembled and drew the first few stories, it was still largely a blank slate.

On top of that, my drawing skills are going to be put to the test.  Sunnyville #14 will call for use of Western perspective (one-point, two-point and three-point) and that will be difficult.

In spite of everything, I have no regrets.  I made a commitment to finish Sunnyville and I will do it.

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About Max West

I am a freelance artist and the creator of Sunnyville Stories, an independent slice-of-life comics series.
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