Oh good gravy, here I've forgotten to post an Open Thread! Sorry about that folks. In some time zone, somewhere, it's the right time for coffee.
None for me thanks, I've got the caffeine jitters already.
Well, perhaps the usual opening line should be modified to "what are you digesting?"
Yeah, I got dumped on tonight. It's the joy of self-employment. Just about the time I was supposed to be putting up the Coffee Hour for my darling Prophets I got an email that threw me off balance.
You see, most of my income comes from drawing storyboards that advertising agencies use as presentational materials to sell ideas to their clients. It's like a comic strip version of a television commercial.
And late Wednesday I got a call from a guy telling me I was recommended to him by a man, a friend of mine, I've worked with in the jolly ad biz for about 15 years -- which is a little disingenuous because my friend is actually his employer.
Well, the guy asked if I'd have time to draw around 20 storyboard frames by Saturday. And I thought, "hey, 20 pictures in two and a half days? Luxury compared to what I'm used to-- ".
Well, 20 pictures turned out to be 30 rather complicated pictures.
And then around usual Coffee Hour time I got a message adding four more frames...
Oof, so sorry about the delay getting your coffee to you this evening-- I'm going through the sleep-deprivation thing ... and spacial distortion is not conducive to productive drawing.
Yeah, about 4 hours of sleep over three days.
It's a strange business I'm in. It's either no work or no sleep.
I will however, take it as a positive sign that the economy is on the mend.