Listening to: Urusen
Playing: Rock Band World Tour
Well. It seems my first year at the Joe Kubert School is over. It seems only yesterday I was walking into that hotbox that was the Carriage House and taking my first leap into the world of comic book art. Now, it's all over. Sadly I will not be returning next year simply because I kind of want to move on with things now. In case you didn't know, I actually did a 3 year Englsish Degree before I even came over to NJ and am kind of yearning to get into the big wide world now.
I'm not arogant enough to think that my artwork is anywhere near professional standard as yet, so I will keep practicing obviously. But the sad fact of the matter is that we all need a day job and I may as well make mine a good one, so I'm going into the big bad world of editing. It was always a plan that I would try this out and keep art going on the side, hopefully one day making it into comic book editing. So that's the plan I guess.
I just wanted to send a message to all my friends from the JKS to say thank you for making this year so amazing and memorable. I have enjoyed myself so much and made friends with some people I will not soon forget. I love you all so much and cannot wait to see you all again some day (and I will I can promise you that - you ain't getting rid of me that easy). I wish I oculd have got to know some of you guys better, especially some of the second years who it seems I only started to get to know near the end of the year. As for you wonderful first years, you have a lot to live up to in those guys but knowing all of you and being lucky enough to be friends with some of you - I know you are all up to the challenge - good luck to all of you next year.
So I thought in honor of saying good bye and to tie in with a theme that me and Carli concocted here is a list of fantastic things I would never have done this year had I not visited NJ. They are in no particular order.
Met Dan Aykroyd
Gone to NY Comic Con
Been taught by some of the most awesome commercial artists known to God or man
Seen Kings of Leon in concert
Been to the Frank Frazetta Museum
Dyed my hair bright blue
Started drinking again
Got moderatley good at bowling
Drawn comics every day for 9 months
Animated my own hand drawn cartoons
Seen snow in April
Sung opera at NY comic con
Dressed as Tank Girl and had guys oggle me at NY Comic con (ego boost anyone?)
Been to the Met Museum of Art
Been to a posh Art auction
Seen Kung Pow - yeah Carli that's for you
Met so many awesome Ghostbuster fans
Met so many awesome Ghostbusters
Been to the Chiller Expo
Learnt so many American phrases
And of course met so many wonderfully, talented, beautiful, friendly, awesome and hot people as I did in the Joe Kubert School. I love you all so much and will miss the Hell out of ya xxx