I am missing this week, I apologize. There is no real excuse for it, except that the work is going slow and I'm having a hard time being disciplined about it. I need to focus more, and I'm hoping things will get better after this weekend, when stuff at my job isn't stretched as thin and I'm a bit less tired.
I actually wouldn't mind reaching out for a bit of help on something, if anyone can help me.
So, part of what kind of broke me five years or so back was not just my job at the time, but pulling out every stop I had to compete for a spot in the famed Angoulême cartoonist residency in France. Literally fifteen minutes after I submitted my materials package that I had worked on day and night and during breaks at work, I got a reply that basically just said "no thanks." That will pretty much do it! Well, that sent me down, but not out yet. Obviously I don't have nearly the artistic pedigree required for the residency, that much is obvious, but I've heard that they have an annual festival showcasing comics from all over the world, and I'd like to try to get a piece of my work featured in the festival! It's still an uphill battle, but at least a bar I figure is possible to clear, unlike the impossible castle in Spain that was the residency. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to submit and all the materials I can find are either in French or don't say anything about it. I have zero idea on how to take off from here. So, if anyone knows where I can find even remotely official submission guidelines/information, please let me know.
I don't even know what I'd submit yet. Maybe I could even submit I Wish You Were A Dog. Maybe I'd have to make something new. I don't know. But I wish I could even just see what my options are.