Nearing the end!
I’m not going to be doing art for a job anytime soon, maybe ever, but it’s fun to think about. People play fantasy football, why not do that with an art career? Some of the fun, none of the pain!
Aphelion is too slow to be profitable, but I’d keep hacking away at it, probably spending more time on it than I do now, maybe finish one comic a year instead of one in two years. I’d do another original comic in the style of Deltavengers, which takes about four hours per page. Factor in the fact that I’d have to work on it even when I’m not excited to, and writing time, and maybe it’d be six hours a page. That’s probably optimistic though. I could also be doing two Deltavengers style comics at once, or do other jobs. I think at least I could put out a semi-speedy 22 page comic a month plus a fancy one once a year, plus other paintings and short comics. Not too bad.
The trick is to somehow maintain focus while constantly doing all that, which I am pretty darn sure I am incapable of. I’d need another hobby, like art is for me now. And even with that I still doubt I’d have the willpower and focus necessary. And could I afford my mortgage? Health insurance? Not for a while, I’m a newbie and not nearly good enough to demand the best prices. Also, I didn’t factor in any time for non art stuff. Records, printing, all that extra work.
Anyways, career artists are badass and deserve respect. I guess that’s my point.