Monday, October 8, 2012

Day 2 In Another New Temporary Home

Hey Guys, how goes it? Me? Okay so far. For those who may not know, I recently moved out of my apartment in Newark and into my sister and bro-in-law's place in Belleville this past Saturday. Fortunately for Nicole, she is now working but has to commute from her mom's because it's closer to her there than here, so there goes my ride. So now because I no longer have a ride and don't want to fully depend on my friend at work, I am now sharing my sister's car and while I'm living here with them, I am also trying to save up to officially move out and to catch up on my loans. The one thing that really worries me is being able to save enough money while paying loans and my phone bill before my parents come back from the motherland to visit in February. So any time that I may seem depressed, it's most likely because of that and also the new living situation.

Don't get me wrong, I deeply appreciate what my family has done and is doing for me, but moving from my brother's apartment to my sister's has been a drastic change to the lifestyle. I mean, sadly the things that do get me down are sorta just little things but I dunno, in a way I need those little things to keep me together. Ever since, I moved out of Haskell, I've only been able to see my friends once a week, most of the time not even that, and I feel because I'm here it's gonna be even less than that because of certain activities. For most of my life, I've always had "gatherings" in my room, that was usually the chill spot but now I don't have that, this room I'm in is pretty damn small. And I dunno, it would just feel weird to occupy the living room, I guess because it's not my home really. But not having Nicole or my friends around, I feel like I almost have nothing. And again, I appreciate what my sister and her husband are doing for me and their hospitality but it's just kinda hard to adjust. So far I'm always home alone because they work all day and I have no car to go anywhere even for just a cruise. So I dunno, it just seems a lot to take in and adjust for me, it probably sounds really dumb to you, but whatevs.

Pretty much when it all comes down to it, I just gotta do what I gotta do, make some hard sacrifices and suck it up, I guess.

On a side note, I've decided to take ZOMBIFIED off hiatus being that Halloween is near so that's sort of my way of being festive and I am currently working on some stuff for Blazer Show so keep an eye out for those two things. Until then, I will catch you all on the flip side. See ya.

Monday, October 1, 2012


Hey Everyone! How's Everybody doin? Before I start, I just wanna welcome Everyone it's OFFICIALLY October! Fall is here and Halloween is near! A lot of things happening this month.

So let me start by re-announcing that ZOMBIFIED Series 2 is finally COMPLETED along with a new banner.

Check out my FB page if you haven't seen the rest of the Zombies, they're all there. If you don't have a FB, I have an online portfolio at Behance Network.


*Due to some upcoming plans ZOMBIFIED will be on hiatus but I will still be taking in new requests for Series 3


So I've read the basics about trademarking and copyrighting, except I'm not savvy in that way so I'm definitely going to re-read them. But the idea is to trademark ZOMBIFIED as a brand name or small business. If anyone has any idea how to approach this in a simple, cheap, but safe way, please do tell.


In one of my previous blogs I mentioned how I plan on making a separate FB account for ZOMBIFIED except I wanted to do it after the trademark is made. I guess for now, the more I learn about it, then I'll be able to decide when to make a ZOMBIFIED FB. Also, a friend of mine, Jess "Rambo" Ramsey, has made an awesome website for ZOMBIFIED which contains awesome features and even made it mobile! So I'm looking to purchase web space or maybe even ask my sister to help out.


I've also mentioned how I will be charging my work differently. From now on, I will be charging $10/hr on an 8hr/day basis whether it's for a print or digital copy. I, also, wanna make it clear that I do put a lot of hours in each picture and that sometimes it actually does take a little longer than 8 hours but to keep it simple, my goal is to have each one done in 8. So since the prices are going up, I will not request the money upfront although the finish product won't be handed over or uploaded until payment is made. Of course, you are always free to contact me through here or FB for more details and if you would like to have my # just message me and I'd be happy to provide it.


I will be moving again shortly with my sister and brother-in-law. Basically, because I'm struggling with rent and loans. So by doing this, this should allow me to catch up on loans and save up to move out with my girlfriend. This week she's starting her full-time job which will require me to bum a ride from my sis or co-worker because our work hours collide. That'll be fun.

And now that ZOMBIFIED is on hiatus, I will be dedicating my time for Blazer Show. So keep an eye out for that. I'm really disappointed that til this day I still haven't taken any opportunities to work on other animation projects. Hopefully this hiatus will change that. I'm also going to continue working on an illustration for my friend's band, Alice Practice, and for another friend's band, Science, which is perfect because Halloween is approaching, but definitely check out those two bands because they're pretty awesome.

I'm a little brain dead now so I'm hoping that's all the updates that I had in mind... I guess until something comes up, I'll see you all later! PEACE!!