Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I'm Done


I mean, I really am done. A week ago today, I inked the final page of Paleo: Loner. This means for me that there is no more here to do, other than the production work of the Paleo book. This includes getting printing quotes and scanning all the art and all the preparation and design work that will make the book print ready. This part I don't get paid for so I'll try to get it knocked off in little bits between now and when the orders come in.
So- I'll collect the unemployment for awhile and see what happens. I've agreed to teach some summer classes for 2 places in town that offer programs for kids, so there is that. It's been unusual being at home, but I'm getting some long delayed chores done. I'm not expecting that I'm going to blog anymore- if something of an artworthy nature pops up then I most likely will want to talk about it but it seems like my life is going to go in a different direction, at least for now.

For this last post, I wanted to put up the colored cover for Loner.

Thanks everybody.

26 comments:

  1. Cover looks fantastic, Jim!! Will this be available for order through Previews soon?

    I hope you will continue to blog, your posts are a delight. Best of luck with everything!!

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  2. Yup, through Previews-- I'm trying to write up the solicitation right now.

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  3. Jim - you rule.

    Hope everything goes your way.
    I'm sure it will.

    - Scott

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  4. Good luck with everything, Jim. If we won't be seeing any more blog posts until you find more opportunities to make a living off of your art, then I hope we see some more posts very soon. I'll miss seeing you at the NYCC this year!

    -Daniel

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  5. We will keep you busy with commission work since we love all your work. Knowing how we all feel about this we still can't grasp how this has effect you,Dan, and the other dudes.

    I'll be checking back here weekly hoping to see something that will surely amaze us. Util then and until I can come up with a commission idea I wish you the absolute best. Don't stay away too long. :)

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  6. Thank you for sharing your ideas, creations and time with us. It's been a real pleasure! I'll save up for a commission myself and I hope you'll choose to do it. THANKS!

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  7. I was planning on saying what 'Mikeandraph87' said. Crap. It's sad to know this will be your last entry... Of all the blogs I subscribe to this is the one I anticipate posts from the most. I wish you well in the future with keeping yourself entertained, employed, happy, & hopefully, artistically stimulated. I am however very happy to see that some new paleo work will be available in the near future, painted beautfully mind you. I know for a fact that I will get more commission work from you in due time, I look forward to obtaining the money/concept to make it a reality. Cheers to the blog & a 'new beginning' even if it is forced by 'fate' so to speak. One last thing, you've talked about doing childrens books in the past, pertaining to dinosaurs specifically if I remember correctly... You think you'll try to pursue it? Good luck with all of your endeavours & I hope you return to the blog with commissions & the occasional tidbit of news. With fan-love, Dennis "Powder" Kennedy.

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  8. A long time ago, art sought you out and chose you. Although you may need a rest to refresh and regroup, I don't think it it is quite done with you yet. So take a break, there's no harm in that but please don't ignore when it calls again. It will.

    You're still my hero and you're still a badass.

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  9. Jim you are one of my favorite artists. And you put your mark on TMNT. I hope that everything works out for you. Will you still be available for commissions?

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  10. Well, it's been awesome, Lawson! Thanks for all the great art, sneak peeks, insights, commissions, etc that you've posted. I'm going to miss it. And I too look forward to seeing a new Paleo book getting released - the others were great. Good luck in everything!

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  11. thankyou jim [you wont be forgotten]

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  12. Keep your head up, Jim and one wheel on the ground, best of luck to you in whatever adventures you embark on next. I picked up a random magazine today that my girls that laying around and it had a great little TMNT short that you drew on Don and the big bat from the CGU movie and I couldn't help but be engrossed. Hang in there.. and know that your fans will always be harassing you..

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  13. I didn't post much, but I read this blog all the time. It's a bit sad to see it go, but you know what they say about all good things...

    Take care!
    -Adam

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  14. take care, man. all the best. can't wait to see Paleo.

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  15. I have always read Peter Larid's blog and yours and now you are stopping:-( I think I speak for all of us ( People who follow your blog) that you will be completely missed but you have to do what you have to do but don't forget there will still be people out there waiting for your return best of luck

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  16. Thank you for your inspiring work over the years. It has meant so much to me. Will we be able to contact you for commissions in the future? How?
    Good luck
    Adam

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  17. You can reach me anytime at my email address- jmlawsn@aol.com

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  18. It's beautiful jim!
    you are a master for me!
    good future for you

    Netch

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  19. I've just seen the cover to Tales #70... terrific and brilliant in the old school style. Everyone is going to be missed. After the coming chaos of another SDCC, I may quite likely ask for a commission...

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  20. Its been a month today that you posted your last blog, ironic that I'd check on such a date. Sh*t's a bummer, dude!

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