Frenchy has never looked more amazing!
I am so very pleased with my painting for the Gallery Show in Keller, Texas! Frenchy looks amazing. I am getting more comfortable painting with each completed piece. Charmy took a few days to paint. Weaver also took a few days. Frenchy took just a day. Turtle is close to being completed and he also took a full day to paint once his painting gets the last few hours worth of work on those glasses and his shirt. Then, I justy have the Monkey to complete. Flimp will take another full day. I am going to complete these with NO time to spare.
On top of this, I need to complete 5 strips next week for my newspaper commitments. Oh, and I have a show to prep for. When is the show? Saturday. No sweat. I do not need sleep. These are awesome problems to have. I could have NO newspapers running my comic strip. I could have no art galleries interested in displaying my art. I could have bombed at every show I appeared at this year, but I didn’t… I broke even every single time! If I can break even Saturday, 2019 will be the first year where I did not lose money at any of my show appearances! I may not have made any money this year, but I am not losing money for the first time ever.
Last year, I claimed to have had a break even year, but I actually lost around three hundred dollars…. actually very close to three hundred and fifty once all was said and done. Losses came at the tail end of 2018 when I had to book a show that asked for money after my claim was made. Until that request was received, I was dead even.
2019 will go down as my best year yet. I seriously doubt I will have my shows in 2020 all end without losses. I was very blessed this year. I did a few shows where everyone around me lost a ton of money while I somehow managed to break even. I am building an amazing army of dedicated supporters at every show. They are the reasons I have seen all of 2019’s shows end without losses.
Are you enjoying the paintings?
Let me know if you are enjoying these paintings. They are a ton of work so if no one is getting any joy from these things, let me know so I can spend my time drawing stuff you want to see. If you are enjoying the paintings, I will work a few up for my upcoming comic con appearances in 2020.