Progress? 

Posted: October 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

I don’t know where to start. It’s been so long since I really genuinely posted here. Real life always gets in the way. 

I’ve had to concentrate on a bread and butter job. Working as a temp for about 6 months before getting hired. Now that that has happened adjustments still have to be made. And I’m now on second shift. Kind of a bummer but if I could manage my time/sleep better I could use the mornings to work on my art and then go to work… hopefully this will come with time. 

In the interim I am also ramping up for my first comic expo in November. I will be exhibiting at the NJ Comic Expo in Edison NJ November 18-19.

I now have a dotcom too. Not sure what I’m going to do with it but it went live a couple days ago and if all goes well with GoDaddy I’ll keep the domain with them and see how it develops.

I want to get back into abstract art and watercolors too. Once I get past the expo I hope to ease into literally making art for me and for keeping me sane. I plan on sharing it and maybe try selling it but my original age old pursuit of a career in comics as either a freelance cartoonist or professional with a syndicated comic strip has changed. 

I now just want to make my art and share it. If I can find a way to make some money at it all the better … The stress of watching the industry change and become more digital and harder to make money in has made the chase exhausting and expensive. 

I’m going to make art whether I make a dime at it or not, so better to secure a decent day job and use my time as an artist when I can and still be happy with the balance I can manufacture that way. 

With the new website there is a Blog I hope/plan to write on a regular basis, much like this one used to be written. I can import to it and many of the things I’ve written on Medium and here can be cross posted and that may be what actually happens. I haven’t figured that out yet.

So, with all this happening maybe I will transition back to more Writing and less cartoons or a mix of both and technically be a writer who draws. Because in the long run that’s what a cartoonist is anyway.

Be well.

I’ll be in touch. 

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Fatbird on Instagram. 

Posted: April 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

I created an Instagram account for my oldest and most under utilized cartoon character. 

That’s not weird right? 

700 people? 

Posted: April 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

I am now just slightly over the number of followers. I am still amazed this many people would decide they like my stuff enough to click the follow button and be notified Everytime I add something to my medium account. Or… more likely that the editors of The Coffeelicious publish one if my cartoons. 

That’s actually been the case. 

I am humbled by that number. Same as.i am with the number of people who did the same thing here and on my other blog “Nobody gets out of here alive”

When I often think my work is shit, more people keep finding me and follow… it’s enough to make me think I might be on to something here. 

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New Endeavors

Posted: April 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

I know it’s been forever since I posted here… I hope to get better about that.  

I recently joined a collective writing-publishing group located in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area called “Roeb Point of View.” It’s listed on Facebook as a news and media website.

http://www.roebpov.com 
I will be contributing cartoons and maybe some prose (I haven’t decided if I want to submit any articles yet)

I started a Facebook page too. I may have mentioned it here… I don’t recall. You can look me up on Facebook, under “Scott Ebisch Art” 

I originally planned on sending cartoons out to print markets this year. I wanted to see if I could actually sell a cartoon out in the real world. But I changed my mind (for now) after reading “Ignore Everybody” which encouraged the reader (me) to consider the well worn path to success and why the well worn path may not be for everyone.

I approached the founder and editor of Roeb Point of View and decided submitting my cartoons for exposure in a different market other than the global market the Medium.com website might reach because it was best for me right now. 

I want my cartoons to be read. Holding out for money as a content provider right now (for me) might mean my cartoons never see the light of day. And that would make their existence pointless. 

So I am submitting cartoons to two different websites for free and I’m ok with that right now. My cartoons are being seen and on Medium I have a small group following me thanks to “The Coffeelicious” publishing my work.

There are always going to be trade-offs in life. Compromise is a constant. 

I may never get to join the National Cartoonists Society… (due to the fact one of the requirements states that I have to make a sizable portion of my income as a cartoonist for 3 years before I can join)

And that’s why I may still try and sell cartoons in the offline print markets but it could take years for me to make enough income to qualify for the NCS. 

Either way, I’m making art and it’s being seen. And that’s part of why I do it. The other part is for me to stay sane in a crazy world. I do need to find a way to monetize this situation. But that will happen eventually. I hope…

Thanks for reading. I’ll get better at posting here.