My last journal promised a release schedule. I'm sorry to say that, unfortunately, I haven't been able to follow it. There's a good reason for this, though...
...I'm a business.
After debating it for a while, and talking it over with a friend, I've decided to start making appearances at conventions, selling my artwork and, possibly, chainmail dice bags. Two things seque into this.
- The first is that I have a pitifully small inventory to offer. When you get down to it, most of my artwork is unsellable. It's either too small to be printed and sold, not far-enough along to be sold, or it's of material that I can't sell. The first convention I'm going to, for instance, prohibits you from selling unlicensed materials. Well, there go two of the items on my Release Schedule: I can't sell fan-art, and I doubt that anybody would appreciate me selling images they'd drawn and that I'd inked. For the sake of business, I've had to concentrate on artwork that I own and can sell.
- The second is that I've had to concentrate on the business side of things. I didn't know a NYS Sales Tax ID from a Certificate of Authority, nor did I know how filing or contract forms worked. So, I've been brushing up on that, and I think I've got a good-enough handle on the situation that the NYS Tax Department won't fine me for fraud. It also required me to come up with a business name, which gave birth to Armored Dino Productions. If you want updates on that front, check out the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ArmoredDinoPr…
These things have consumed a lot of my time. Until I've built my inventory up to the point where I can afford to work on non-sellable artwork, and I've got all of the business aspects out of the way, I'm going to have to suspend the Release Schedule. Sad to say it, but I don't think it'll be coming back until at least mid-late June.