Do you want the good news first, or the better news, or the even better news? Okay, let’s go with good news.
GOOD NEWS: My Simpsons pic will be published in two magazines. First one is ImagineFX, a monthly magazine for fantasy and sci-fi digital artists. They’ll have a small article about me and my overnight recognition also. The second one is ZOO (link not safe for work), a weekly Maxim-esque UK magazine.
BETTER NEWS: The better news is that I’ve been hired by Bongo Comics, Matt Groening’s comic book publishing company, to do a short manga-style Simpsons comic. They had a script that called for a manga style lying around for weeks, and they saw my picture and decided my style (with a dash of more overbites) would be perfect. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would EVER work for The Simpsons in any way, especially with my MANGA STYLE. Can you believe it?
EVEN BETTER NEWS: Just when I thought my luck couldn’t get any better, as soon as I got off the phone with Bongo Comics, I got a call back from the Director of Illustration for Fox. Long story short, he wants me to work with them somehow. He’s had trouble finding people who can draw in the Groening style, because it’s a lot more difficult than it looks and people who are far better artists than me can’t get a grasp of it. Because we live in a great new world where everything can be done digitally and people can work from home, I might get a job as a concept artist for THE NEW FUTURAMA SERIES.
Now is the time when we dance!!