Update posts are rare from me, but I’ve been feeling to need to give a little recap of where I’ve been & how I’ve been navigating these weird times.
I was on an animated feature for a year and half and have consistently been the busiest I’ve ever been, leading to habits of self-imposed stress & disappearing into work. I call it ‘becoming wind’ and it works sometimes, but obviously not for social media & it confuses people who just wanna communicate with me (I'm still here & I love ya). I started this piece in the middle of similar feeling but in relation to my personal work - feeling like I was consciously drifting away from some goals in favor of new ones. It felt like I had to put things in the river of time & collect them later down the stream when I was more prepared to carry them.
Since then, I finished my run as a designer & production lead on the Whitest Kids U Know film, made a short in the Squanch game High On Life (released today!), was a creative force & animator behind 3 of the biggest NFT-backed projects of the year (ArtGobblers, Oscar Haley & The Great Beyond, & Bored Ape Yacht Club), I moved in with the love of my life, & I worked alongside many brilliant minds & artists in the process. Despite my lack of social media presence, It was honestly a great year for me. I worked a lot and rested long when I could. This weekend, I finished this piece riding that sense of accomplishment.
Im happy to announce that through all of this work, I was recently able to solidify a small budget for myself to go Full-Time on solely personal projects going into the new year, priority being 2 small shorts ive got in the works and finishing Last Cartoonist #2. Updates on those soon, but until then… DRIFT ON