In a surprising turn of events, having not done a single page in 2016, I managed to get 4 pages down at one time here at the start of 2017. These pages were in a holding pattern for most of of last year but I cleared enough of my freelance work to focus on getting them done finally.
Hopefully I do a few more before 2017 passes on by like 2016 did.
You can read Old Things from the beginning here: http://www.sagaofsamuel.com/comics/old-things/
So I didn’t manage to post a single page for the comic this year. I got bogged down by freelance work and work in general. I hope to remedy my lack of updates in 2017 but I can’t make any guarantees. While I didn’t draw any comics I did do other art throughout the year. Below is the majority of what I was doing in 2016…
FREE COLORING PAGE!
I ask, at the very least, you share this post or the link on whatever social media you use.
Since the last update I’ve totally changed jobs and my new job has freed me from the shackles of having to do freelance illustration. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate every single person that has ever sought me out and willingly paid me to design/illustrate something but near the end there it started to feel like actual work and I wasn’t getting any enjoyment out of it. I’d rather dig ditches in the blazing sun (or in my case be a graphic designer in a climate controlled environment) than create art begrudgingly for monetary reasons alone. It felt like my art wasn’t my own anymore and that’s not why my 7 year old self wanted to be an artist.
So, the art I make is my own once again but my new job takes up way more time than my old job did because, alas, there’s always an obstacle. Such is life.
Hey hey, I’m still working on this comic. In case anyone was wondering…
In other news:
1.) Two episodes in and so far I’m enjoying the new Star Wars cartoon Rebels. Between that show and the Star Wars Black 6′ figure line I’m hoping it’s ok to like Star Wars again. Like maybe Disney can right all of Lucas’s wrongs. We’ll see. I think it’s all going to depend on Star Wars VII. If they don’t properly retire the old characters and establish interesting new ones then it’s going to blow up like a third Death Star. (Which I certainly hope isn’t a plot point in any way!)
2.) I really liked the first episode of The Flash. I enjoy it when a hero wants to be a hero and that’s the way the show seems to be leaning. Mopey, tortured, grumbly Anti-heroes are the worst and they’ve had the spotlight for long enough now. Time to enjoy real heroes again!
3.) I find it odd but I’ve been getting a lot of visitors for my Holy Ghost Movie review. Maybe I should do more reviews or something? Honestly though, since I only feel the need to write lengthy on things I don’t like (The Noah movie for instance) I probably wont do it too often. There are enough people griping about things on the internet that I try and keep it to a minimum. I don’t always succeed at that of course.
On to the next page…
So, when I’m not making The Saga of Samuel, one of my primary artistic endeavors is making Heroes of the Bible coloring pages. I asked for some feedback from those that have bought the coloring pages over the years and the general consensus was that my pages were good for older kids but they’d like to see something for younger kids. So I made up some ABC’s of the Bible coloring pages and I thought I’D get back to making Samuel again, as making coloring pages takes time from making comics, but then I got an email from Amazon about their new Kindle Kids Book Creator. So I decided to turn those ABC’ coloring pages into a book and it’s available now!
So, if you have some kids that need to learn their ABC’s and the bible maybe you’d like a copy? Right now it’s digital only. I’m going to look into print on demand sites but not just yet.
If you’d like to get a copy of A is for Adam: The ABC’s of the Bible: CLICK HERE!
(P.S. If you do get one please leave a review! That’d be great. Thanks!)