Since this is a Sunday, perhaps a non-political post is permissible.
A couple of the backers of the Chalice project are angry at me. I guess I can understand -- I haven't gotten my data back yet, and as a result, I haven't gone back to the task drawing the book. Frankly, every penny I've earned has gone to keep body and soul together -- and we're talking about a guy who has learned how to stretch a five-dollar chicken into three full meals for three adults. (Plus soup stock. One of these Sundays, I'll have to talk about that...)
Next time a decent-sized check comes through (which I hope will be presently) and barring an emergency, I'll use it for data recovery. And the project can proceed from there.
I don't like not
working on the project, especially since the crap we've both been doing to keep ourselves barely afloat has been so freaking humiliating. And frankly, it's hard to draw well when you're feeling like you'd rather stick an exacto blade through your wrist.
But...hell. This economy has many of us feeling the same way, right? I'm trying to expand my skill set. There just isn't much call for an old Photoshop pro out here, so I'm trying to get my motion graphics capabilities up to a more-or-less professional level.
My question is this: If it looks like I can't get ahead of the game enough to pay for the data recovery -- in other words, if the foreseeable future looks like a bleak unending tunnel of poverty -- should I just redraw the blasted thing? Gad, I hate
redrawing -- more than you can guess.
On the other hand, sometimes the second pass is better.
Fortunately, I never told anyone that there was a deadline. But the brevity of life does
impose a deadline, of sorts. I've already outlived both of my parents. This is the story I've wanted to tell for years. Frankly, it's the only reason I'm still stomping around on this planet.
So if anyone feels that they've been shortchanged, or if you are unwilling to wait...write to me. The email address is in the upper corner.