Wow, it’s been a long time since I posted here – life has been a bit of a roller-coaster over the last two years for various reasons, and the vast majority of my work has been for my job at The Phoenix Comic, doing things like designing the interiors of the comic, maintaining and expanding their website, drawing covers and other illustrations, and the odd piece of writing for the comic.
This has basically been because of rising living costs and the need to afford my rent, along with the desire to help The Phoenix flourish – despite the coverage and quality, it’s still basically an indie publication with very few full-time staff.
This means personal projects have taken a back seat, and my life has felt very different for a long while.
HOWEVER, I’m currently in the process of moving out of my flat and buying my first house with Kate Brown. We’ve rented in Oxford for 10 years now, and the ludicrous prices have just been stopping us from pursuing our personal projects, always putting the onus on earning enough to afford the basics.
I’m excited for the move – it’ll take us out of Oxford to Kettering, which is a great little market town where our mortgage will be about half our current rent and will still afford us a two-bed terrace with a garden.
I’m hoping it’ll be the start of a new era for my work :)
And since I’ve posted bugger-all for so long, here’s a quick self-portrait that SelfMadeHero asked me to do for their creator page.