Greetings, all. Happy new year, indeed. Sure hope it's better than 2023, which was rife with human rights violations across the pond and corporations making every platform from emails to image-posting even less creator-friendly than ever before here within Western borders. Bravo! Our world gets a little more dystopian every day.
Well, on a lighter note; luckily we have Newgrounds, still. Sweet, uncompromised Newgrounds. Knock on wood. Last year I surpassed my goal of 150 illustrations with a total of 182! Wowza! I still have a lot to learn, and thus a long way to go, so this year my goal is to make 200 illustrations using both pen and paint, with a few of my usual touch-ups in Photoshop whenever required.
In other news, I'm in the process of publishing a new action/thriller called Death Under Candyland's Eye, and I'm super excited about it, so allow me to shamelessly plug this thing for a second. It's about two men linked to the CIA whose private war soon escalates, forcing the involvement of their former employers and outside parties before a truly horrendous scandal can be brought to the world's attention.
I'm rather excited about this one. And it's the first book with cover art not done by myself, but by a super cool dude named Arial ZB, whom you may know as the artist responsible for a plethora of synthwave covers, like Perturbator's earlier LPs or Trevor Something Does Not Exist. The paperback will be out on the 4th and can be found among my other books if you follow the Amazon link below!
Anyway, I hope everyone on here stays safe and I hope your 2024 is better than your 2023 was, whether your 2023 was good or bad. With everything that's been happening in the world, I didn't think we'd make it this far. Hopefully in that regard I'm continuously proven wrong.