After a few more weeks than I ever thought necessary, things finally came to a quick halt... only to hit the ground running a few seconds later by realizing what lies ahead...
Because as of now, Broken Buddha has found its publisher It's been such a long road (almost one entire year since the project was born), but a VERY interesting one. It also opened the doors to a whole new and inspiring universe: the one of the comic books/graphic novels.
Not that the option ever felt that strange to me, but it was apparent that yours truly couldn't really get his head around the possibility of being a graphic novel artist/writer.
For many people, it may be quite easy to accept one's so-called "destiny". You grow up, you try your hands at a lot of things and, during the first years of adulthood, you pinpoint the things that worked the best for you and simply throw the rest away. For me, things haven't been this easy. Low self-esteem, missing a few cards in the deck when it comes to trust and a few more issues that only served to hit the brakes when the cruising speed seemed to become enjoyable.
In short, there were loads of incredible challenges the last year has put on the road toward this moment. It was (and still is) energizing to know that trust and self-esteem are now more than ever back into my own hands.
Signing with the publisher also meant one thing: with the upcoming load of work (writing AND drawing), Broken Buddha is probably the one and only thing I will do until the graphic novel's done... for a few more years, let's say.
This also means I will no longer be taking commission works, unless something can be worked on... so the hopes are still there
We'll just have to see how things go...