Poetry, cyberpunk, and art ventures - 2023 Update #3
Exploring poetic realms, diving into a mysterious cyberpunk world, and unlocking limited-time art commission opportunities.
Greetings to all my valued subscribers!
It's that time again when I get to share with you the latest creative adventures I've embarked upon over the past few weeks. From exploring the emotional depths of poetry to delving into the intricate world of a cyberpunk-themed comic, it's been a rollercoaster of artistic discovery.
So, without further ado, let's dive into this month's updates and see where inspiration has taken us!
I'm thrilled to announce "Stray," my upcoming poetry book, which is currently in the final stages of corrections and proofreading. This collection is near and dear to my heart, as it comprises various poems I've written over the past decade. Each piece in this book reflects a different stage in my personal and artistic journey, making it a deeply intimate work.
The central theme of "Stray" revolves around the yearning for a place to call home and the feeling of not quite belonging anywhere. As a collection, these poems capture the essence of wanderlust, the search for identity, and the universal desire to find a sense of belonging in a constantly changing world. This theme has resonated with me throughout my life and has been a significant source of inspiration in my creative pursuits.
To give you a taste of what to expect, here’s the poem that gives the book its title:
I know what it means to only have
leaves, grass, concrete, cardboard to sleep on.
I am afraid of the roads at night,
and I know what it’s like
to look straight into headlights,
wondering what’s behind them,
wondering if they’ll hit you.
I know what it means to be thirsty, hungry.
I know what it’s like not to have
to call home.
As I am,
and always will be,
The year was 2071
I've started working on a cyberpunk comic project, which has been a long time in the making. Although I'm not yet ready to disclose many details about this venture, I can assure you that it promises to be a captivating experience.
This complex, lore-rich story has been brewing in my mind for many years, and I'm finally taking the necessary steps to bring it to life. The worldbuilding process has been a labor of love, and I can't wait to see it unfold in the form of a compelling comic.
To ensure the narrative reaches its full potential, I've teamed up with an old client of mine, who happens to be an incredibly talented writer. Together, we're working on transforming the story into a well-crafted script for the comic, which I'll later illustrate. This collaboration is a perfect fusion of our respective skills, and I'm confident that the final product will be nothing short of extraordinary.
Stay tuned for future updates on this exciting cyberpunk comic project, and I promise to share more details as it progresses.
As a tease, here’s a rough concept for the main character:
Limited time offer
In the midst of working on these exciting projects, I've decided to open up a limited-time offer for my art commissions. I understand that sometimes, you might need high-quality artwork delivered quickly, so for a short period, I'll be offering a faster turnaround time than my usual month-long schedule.
For this special offer, I'll be opening a few slots with a one-week turnaround time, allowing you to bring your creative ideas to life much sooner. Whether it's an eye-catching character design or a breathtaking environment illustration, you can expect the same level of skill and dedication that I bring to all my work.
To secure a slot in this limited-time offer, simply click on the provided link and follow the booking process. And remember, even if you don't need artwork right now, sharing this offer with friends, family, or colleagues who might be interested is greatly appreciated. By spreading the word, you're helping me continue to create and share my passion with others.
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to get your hands on some stunning art with a quick turnaround. I'm looking forward to working with you and bringing your creative vision to life!
Elf : Monolith
I'm humbly excited to share with you a new fantasy story that has been growing in my imagination for some time now. The tale, titled "Elf: Monolith," centers around the young and unassuming protagonist, Ezra, who accidentally uncovers millennia-old secrets when a mysterious mage visits his town.
As part of my creative process, I've released a test chapter of this story on Wattpad, and I would be deeply grateful for any feedback you might be willing to provide. The narrative weaves together adventure, magic, and mystery, offering an engaging read for fantasy enthusiasts.
If you could kindly take a moment to read the test chapter and share your thoughts, I would truly appreciate your insights. Your input is essential in helping me refine the story and enhance the overall reading experience for others. If you're interested in immersing yourself in this magical world and following Ezra's journey, please click on the provided link to access the test chapter.
Currently engrossed in "Project Hail Mary" – a fantastic read! Check it out here
Re-discovering TiddlyWiki: a non-linear, customizable personal wiki for organizing and managing ideas. Using it to streamline my creative stories and worldbuilding efforts
Venturing into the gaming world: submitting my portfolio to indie game publishers, hoping to get into that game (pun intended, yikes)
Keeping busy with a few ongoing commissions, bringing clients' visions to life through my art
Well, that about wraps up this update, folks! It's been an exciting time filled with diverse creative pursuits, and I'm grateful to have you along for the ride. Your support and encouragement mean the world to me as I continue to explore new realms of art, storytelling, and imagination.
As always, feel free to reach out to me with any thoughts, questions, or just to say hello. I love hearing from you and staying connected with this amazing community. Here's to more adventures in the world of creativity, and I look forward to keeping you updated on all the latest developments in my artistic journey.
Take care, stay inspired, and until next time, happy creating!