We applied separately, but in the end the grant benefits the both of us (Ian won’t have to spend so many hours away from home / I won’t have to spend so long nose-deep in work ), so vote for whoever your little heart desires! Or whoever is ahead at the moment. Doesn’t matter!
ALSO: if you’re going to ECCC, please think about getting a ticket to the LIVE event and coming to hang out/vote AGAIN/get drunk with us. It’ll be fun, I promise.
Seconding this! Doesn’t matter who you vote for, Nero or me, just please go vote. VOTE VOTE VOTE. We’ve both been working our asses off together trying to make the Artist Lifestyle work for the past year, and a grant would give us some much-needed breathing room. I can guarantee getting MORE AWESOME COMICS out to you folks will be easier if one or the other of us wins.
Also COME ON. Of course we’re the coolest cartoonists in Seattle! I mean there are some other great contenders in this thing, but They’re Not Us.
aka How A Deer Named Eli Kinda Stole My Sister’s Heart
This is a slightly older story, but one I’ve been wanting to tell for a while, so here we go. But first I want to say thank you to Ian Jay.
So I have a younger sister. She’s 12 years old, and while she loves drawing cartoons, she dislikes reading most things that aren’t graphic novels. But if it’s illustrated she’ll be all over it. I had gotten a copy of Epiphany from the kickstarter in the mail a while back, and of course, that’s the first thing she sees when she looks in the car after we pick up the mail.
Keep your eyes peeled for more news on the new and improved creative hub for all things Ian Jay! (As weird and self-obsessed as that sounds, it’s sort of what I’m aiming for the new site to be. It’ll be cooler than I’m probably right now! Trust me!)