With everything that has happened to me in the past two weeks, it almost hard to take a step back and just be thankful for anything to happen at all. My comics has brought me closer to the community around me, not necessarily comics but to friends I currently have, mentors, and potentially interested readers. So here’s my little but awesome list of gratitude:
LithoNinja Wesley Fairies. Nicest guy ever and a genuine hero to an indie comic artist. He helped me format my comic and taught me about bleeds all the way from Texas even if I wasn’t getting my book printed there. With that kind of selfless compassion and printing know-how, I can tell they take care of their clients.
Creation Forge Printing. PJ Perez. In the end my comic was so beautifully printed by this company. It was quality in color and binding with a prompt turnaround time.
PCM Printing. They never fail my black and white first issue that was formatted by their late son Michael. I can never forget what they have done for me as a family and as a company.
Hungry Creators. Jeddah and Gilda. For the early morning set up, bringing their crafting A game, moral support, coffee, and much needed food/nap breaks, I survived our crazy Sabakon weekend.
Tuesday Night Art Class. Working with and around this diverse group of women artists weekly has brought me confidence in my work because of the conviction we have in each other. That is exactly what I need when I am creatively frustrated/stumped.
Brittany Butta. You hooked it up by getting us a Sabakon table when we needed it the most. Your pizza and hugs are the best!
Husband. Coy Munson. Thanks is never a long enough statement to really show my gratitude for all you do so I can keep swimming and sane as an artist.
Readers and Rick. I used to do art that only I understood. But having an audience and wanting to provide clarity and comedy is a challenge as a cartoonist. You help me grow as an artist in the best way possible, by way of wanting to be disciplined enough to make you laugh or pause. That is what I live for. A better day, a better drawing, and better discipline.