I haven’t been animating as much as I had planned this summer, and I haven’t gotten into the specifics of why that is. Let’s talk inside baseball for a minute:
I’ve made a career in fine art, which I’ve enjoyed a great deal. Matter of fact, there’s a whole blog devoted to that - mwleitzel.tumblr.com. Yet there was a turning point recently - certain people and events reminded me that storytelling was always my underlying passion, and this year I began a career in commercial illustration and animation.
Having already built a career in fine art, I’m already fairly used to pitching and selling my work and talking to clients and companies - the things they don’t often teach you at school. So after doing freelance work for a few months, I started to get offers for really nice jobs. One of these in particular is from an exciting startup in New York City, and as of today, I’ve been offered a position I do believe I’ll be accepting.
So I’ve been quite busy, but what this will eventually mean is that I’ll actually have much more time to devote to my own projects, since I’ll no longer have to be talking to clients and doing tons of freelance work in my downtime. I’ll still be at Boston Comic Con of course, and those of you lovelies who hang with me will actually probably see more of me. A less tired and distracted me.
I think the best compliment I’ve ever received was when I was in my school library and this guy came up to me and said, “Hey you look kinda like The Legend of Zelda.”
The Legend. The entire Legend of Zelda. Wow.
Happy 71st Birthday to Mick Jagger.
He influenced punk, glam, and modern rock, slept with thousands of people including Anita Pallenberg, David Bowie, Angelina Jolie, and the sex therapist who was hired to fix this habit, caused riots and masturbation in the audience, and wrote and sang and performed live some of the most definitive songs of the 20th century. You could go on, but just know the world would be a more boring and shittier place without him.