So. My agent told me yesterday that the comic project I had been working for almost a year now, and which I mentioned last time had been put on hold, is finally being cancelled. Apparently, the previous titles (the "My Boyfriend is a Monster" series) just didn't sell enough. Ah well, stuff happens.
Now I'm kind of mourning the loss of this... companion of mine, which had been with me for so long and I thought would still last quite some months more. I'm sad because I really, really enjoyed the characters, and nobody else is ever going to "meet" them, and I myself will never know how the story ends. I only got the script up to page 86 out of 124. Heck, I don't even know what the author's name was.
I hope they allow me to at least upload some sketches and pages, since it will never see the light of day otherwise, and I'd like to show you some of it.
So yeah - one companion lost, but if there's one thing I learned from The Doctor (which is my current nerd obsession - and please, no spoilers because I'm only halfway through season 4!), when you lose one companion, you just need to find a new one.
This means that all possibilities are open to me now! I mean, I do have another project (the school book thingie) which will last until May or June, but that's not so much time, and I sort of need to think about where to go from here now. Pick up my own comic project again? Try to break into advertising illustration? Children's books? So many possibilities now. I'll try and see it as an adventure, and as a chance to do what I'd like to do most right now. I don't know what that is yet. But I'll figure it out, and to a certain extent, let life find its own way, as it always does.
Anyway, I think this post is a way for me to find some sort of closure.
[Edit: Now my agent tells me he'll be talking to another publisher at the Bologna Book Fair who MIGHT want to buy the rights of this comic project and finish it. I don't really believe they will, though, so I'll just ignore this. I don't feel like waiting around for months.]