Not in the traditional sense, anyway.
I think there’s possibly a misconception about me that I’m employed with an animation studio and/or working in the cartoon business, but that simply isn’t true. I desperately want to be working in the animation business, but believe it or not, I make my living doing commissions.
It’s tough. It doesn’t pay very well and - at the risk of shooting myself in the foot - I’m not usually drawing the sorts of things that I want to be drawing. It takes up an enormous amount of time, and the truth is, the payoff isn’t worth it. It hasn’t been worth it in a long time. I’m back in that position where I can’t afford to say no, and that’s a hard place to be (as I’m sure many of you know, particularly you fellow artists). I appreciate the years of business I’ve gotten from kind folks on the internet such as yourselves, and I’ll have to continue doing commissions for now, but I’m sure you can understand where I’m coming from.
I live in Atlanta, but I need to be in L.A. I’m in the process of figuring out the best way to realistically make that happen. I’m afraid to move out there without a job in place, but at this point, just being out there will be good for me.
In the meantime, if any of you know anyone that may be interested in my skills for a position on, say, a show or at an animation studio or something similar, let me know and/or pass my name along. I hate how candid this is…I’m not usually quite so raw openly. But enough is enough. The measly little system I’ve built for myself here has failed me, and continues to fail me, and I’m not sure how much more I can take.
So yeah. let me know. My email is email@example.com