Boy, it took a while for me to come up with my next update, but finally here it is. Admittedly, I’ve been off the boil, feeling isolated in Zone 5 in London, a little worn, but just last weekend, I’d gone to the London Super Comic Con 2015, my first international con & I must say I’m feeling rejuvenated seeing the loads of talent there and most of all, having some pretty encouraging feedback from publishers themselves about my style & artwork! Safe to say, business cards were given & I’ll be sending out some e-mails & perhaps there will be something in the pipeline, crossed fingers!
So, there’s that with my first Con & I’m pretty sure this won’t be my last. I’ve learned some things that I could bring to the next one, like take more photos with hot cosplay chicks & forget the seminars & go to the publishers to network. Now, it’s less about learning & more about producing, being disciplined, & just to do it! Also, I’ve learned from talking to the best people in this game, is that now I know I have the chops to take this career seriously & redouble my efforts which really really helps a lot to focus on what I need to do whereas before, I hadn’t been confident enough as I’ve never really gone out from the local Malaysian market. There’s always that doubt in my mind that I’m not good enough to stand side by side with the big shot comic artists & publishers. Is that a common Malaysian mentality, to think that you’re not good enough, till it had seeped into our psyche.
Also, word up to my fellow Scubrat, Ade who is mad talented with his project with Where Angels Fall. Do check him out & give him a like. I’ve seen his portfolio & it’s really amazing, bro you really need to finish your comic! I must admit that I’d started to dislike London early on with some pretty horrible experiences, not to mention, a nightmare with my landlady, but in the end, the city has redeemed herself.
Next on my adventure, Scotland! And hope you like this cartoon, a homage to my nerd roots.