miyavidechu asked: Hiii Jammers-jammy-jam... (totally hopes that it's alright to call you that!) I wanna ask if you ever do streams of you drawing your webcomic strips because I'd very much like to watch it if you do..!! :D
I have done streams once or twice in the past but I don’t very often because I draw at weird hours, and usually under pressure. I’ve also noticed that knowing that people are watching makes me nervous and my hands shake! Which is counter productive.
Anonymous asked: How do you manage to keep your day job to just days so you can do all your other things?
It wouldn’t be at all possible if I wasn’t ruthless about time management. When I’m at work, I work hard. I’m focused and efficient. I do come in early or stay late if there’s a need, but most of the time I’m on top of everything.
I would be pretty naive if I thought that’s all it took, though. There are industries and parts of the world where just working hard and submitting good work in time for reasonable deadlines isn’t enough.
Engineers, generally, work on longer-term projects and are given a high degree of autonomy. We work in teams. I don’t have a boss looking into the minutiae of what I’m doing - I’m trusted to get things done. This is one of the things that attracted me to this career.
The other crucial thing that makes this possible is that Vancouver lacks the career-focused pressures of, say, Toronto and many of the larger US cities. Most people here actually do care about work-life balance. There is no pressure to “keep up the appearance” of being a hard worker by being the last to leave every day. (I have heard of this happening in some of the larger consulting firms, but I wouldn’t say it’s the norm.) Even if it was, I don’t think I would conform to it. If that’s what’s required to get ahead at a certain company, well, I wouldn’t stay at that company very long.
Work hard and do good work! But life is short, so enjoy your youth :)
The Fundraiser for Waterlogged: Tales From The Seventh Sea is now up! Check it out here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/waterlogged-tales-from-the-seventh-sea/
Waterlogged is Cloudscape’s seventh anthology, and it’s theme is based around sea-faring tales. This glorious landscape-style hardcover comic book collects stories from 30 different artists, including Lucy Bellwood, Gabriel Frizzera, Nina Matsumoto, and more.
You can prepurchase this book on our indiegogo or pick up any of the other great perks on the side. All money goes towards producing this book and making sure Cloudscape can continue to support local indie comics in BC.
If nothing else, visit the site to check out our video, which is pretty amusing!
Wooo-hoooo! Waterlogged is going to be an absolutely gorgeous book chock-full of nautical comics. A dream come true. You can read the story I contributed (written by Shannon Campbell) for free on my website.
Special Note! If you’ve been looking for a chance to pick up some super cheap original art, I should point out that there’s a $20 pledge level where you can commission me to draw you a full-color avatar! I guarantee to make you look Super Fabulous. The pledge is limited to five slots, so if you’re interested, best hop on it now. Otherwise, pre-order yourself a copy of the book! I guarantee it’ll be worth it.
People occasionally ask me how to get a commissioned avatar from me and the answer is “never… except for RIGHT NOW”! Limited quantity, but yes… this is a fantastic book and you should jump on this. Lots of great deals to be had.
Anonymous asked: Who is your favorite doctor? (do not be limited by accidentally implied shows)
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Anonymous asked: What would be your response to someone telling you to "quest" a question?
My usual response would be to think about it very intensely for at least six days. Then I would spend a few hours drafting a very intricate and detailed paragraphs-long question. Then I would get very anxious right before posting it, delete the whole thing and avoid the person for the rest of the year. Probably longer. Maybe forever.
Man I don’t know :( I live in a tiny apartment and I spend most of the time working. I don’t think it’d be fair to the cat! I really want one, though, maybe someday.
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racerabbit asked: What's your goto ski? I've got a pair of five year old Line Blends that do me fine powder or hardpack.
Oh man I love skiing! Unfortunately I’m so busy that I can’t go up as often as I’d like, and as a result I don’t invest too much in gear. I just *FINALLY* upgraded my horrible old boots to some really nice Solomons, but I couldn’t justify upgrading both skiis and boots on the same day, so I’m still rockin’ some 5+ year old K2s. I’d really like to get some skiis that are more suited to powder but realistically I should get something that’s a little bit more all-terrain.