Every week day for at least the next two weeks, I will be spotlighting some of the awesome creators I have met over the last seven years of doing Legion of Sand. These creators produce a variety of different content and with the current state of affairs, I wanted to reach out and ask them all the same several questions.
You can check out the previous entry of Content Comrades right here:
Part 1 – Victoria of SaturnHex
Part 2 – Jason of Aquarium Drunkard & Zia Records
Part 3 – Author Beth Cato
Part 4 – Daniel of Steam Crow & Monster Rangers
Part 5 – DeAngelo of The Geek Lyfe
Part 6 – Jared of Limited Engagement
Part 7 – Shawn of Parks and Cons
Part 8 – Kerry of San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog
I started attending comic conventions in Arizona in 2013 and have met a lot of talented people in that time. Val, along with her husband Scott, were some of the first people I met and routinely said hello to at various conventions. Val just hit page 500 of her on going series Mystery Babylon which updates every Monday and she is currently doing a limited amount of commissions as well!
How are you spending the time at home?
I’m an artist who works from home full-time, so I’ve been sticking to my usual work routine! At this time I’d typically be preparing for my spring convention season. But since most shows are being cancelled/postponed, I’m spending my time working on commissions and drawing comics. I’ve been taking breaks to enjoy the new Animal Crossing game too. I’ve been trying very hard not to stress to much by focusing a lot of my energy on making cute art!
What is a favorite of meal of yours that you could have multiple times a week?
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I could eat them every day and I wouldn’t complain!
Any recommendations for other creatives struggling to make content while at home?
Set an alarm in the morning, get up, get dressed, and go to a space that you can be productive (without too many distractions). Find something you enjoy to keep you going (for me, that’s iced coffee). Set realistic daily goals. Take breaks often to walk around and stretch. If you get hung up on something, switch gears to something else for awhile, and come back to it later.
Anything you would like to promote?
Check out my webcomic, Mystery Babylon (http://www.kick-girl.com/) this week will mark 500 pages! YAY! I’m working through my list of commissions, but I’ll be opening them again SOON! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram (@kickgirl) and I’ll be announcing when I’m ready to take on some more!
Be sure to return tomorrow for part 10 of Content Comrades