Man oh man, there’s some misinformation going ’round the media. I’ve stressed certain points when getting interviewed, yet things still seem to get blown a bit out of proportion. It’s making me uncomfortable, and I don’t want people thinking I’m outright lying, so I’m setting things straight right now:
-The Bongo comics thing is happening for sure. This is not a “manga series,” but a short one-shot story done in manga style.
-I might do art for Futurama. Might. Nothing’s been decided yet. Still in talks about that.
-I wasn’t “hired by Matt Groening.” The guys who noticed my pictures were employees of companies that work with Groening. Groening himself didn’t see my picture until much after this whole overnight recognition thing happened.
-I’m not an employee of Bongo or Fox. I still need to do commissions to pay for my bills, but with any hope, I can finally get a professional art job. Speaking of which, commissions will reopen in February.
I hope that clears things up! One more thing: I’ve said this before, but again, I’m not selling prints of my Simpsons or Futurama fanart. Even if I wanted to, deviantART automatically disallows making fanart into a print available for purchase.
Here’s Simpsonzu in ZOO magazine. Also, I TOTALLY forgot that I was quoted in The History of Webcomics by T. Campbell nearly a year ago. If my friend hadn’t told me she saw Saturnalia get a mention in it, I may never have remembered! I finally got the book and here I am, sounding lamely redundant.
I’ve been contacted by a major manga publishing company (not Tokyopop)! Might possibly get to work with them and/or release my own series?!