"Jack-o-lantern smiling bright10/30
Witches flying in the night
Ghosts and goblins, cats and bats
Witches with their funny hats
A full moon can't be beat
As we go out to Trick or Treat"
- At last it is here! I am all set and ready for ‘my children’ to come this Friday. Considering I have at least $35 worth of candies and goodies of every sort awaiting their arrival there should be something for everyone.
I’ve been meaning to get in here for a couple of days now, but I’ve been readying the house and yard for my Halloween visitors and family that will be coming that I couldn’t seem to get a moment to really sit down long enough to let all of you know about my activities and upcoming plans.
First things first. I am going to be going through my galleries over the week and into November cleaning it up and removing older and unnecessary pieces. I’ve been here on DeviantART for what will be nine years this January. Needless to say that’s a lot of old art, old scraps, and old links that go no place at all ...such as to my defunct MySpace account. I will try not to remove any special favorites people have, but some works I just think I can do so much better now with updated versions. Nine years ago I was only just beginning to learn and add digital tools to my repertoire of mediums and so some of those piece appear dated to me and others still were sized and formatted for older screen resolutions. They’re just...well, they’re just blah. Too small, too dated, and the rest I just have no further interest in.
Secondly --and this is a BIG one for me personally--
is the LazyTown ‘Sports Candy’ doujin manga
. I’m going to be overhauling this entire thing. The formats for print I started out with has changed because, after several discussions w/ Misugi regarding its status, we are going ahead w/ a new publisher that is endorsed by ACT, but not a part of them. Their arrangement is different and updated, different tones, so this means that I’m going to be going through and updating all of the page and/or panel samples seen here on my Deviant.
This is a very good thing. I’m excited about it and the refreshments it needs is deserved. I put a great deal of hard work and very personal emotions into the creation of this manga and I’ve been wanting so dearly to see it complete. I have a lot more and much bigger liberty over the title now where it won’t remain stagnant under frequent suspension.
I didn’t grasp all that was going on with my health at the time SC went into its first hiatus no more than we knew what was happening with LazyTown in the gap between seasons 2 & 3, which was a five year long stall; the longest I am aware of for a running TV series. You can say that it worked out for my best interest considering my health issues during this time and how much worse they became, but then you also know that I can’t not agree with nor even fault ACT for their hesitations and decisions to suspend any further use for it. Although they valued my work as an artist, they did not release me, and that I am still with them, they are a company and their market is the creation and selling of manga and comics in the very rapid pace that is Tokyo, Japan. Even during the few and random occasions where my health had seemed to improve enough for me to try and begin again, ACT was wary of the undecidedness of it and of the fandom. Good thing, because those moments with my health then were just that —brief. I needed the surgery and they did not need to wait for me neither. As you all know I finally did have corrective surgery over the summer, the difference is night & day, I’m eager, and you’ll be spotting all these updates and new pages very shortly. ~Shinju