It’s 2023 already and it’s time for me to look behind and be grateful for 2022. Honest too.
So, after Die, as planned I was very tired and a bit sad, dancing on a thin line over the burnout ocean beneath. Which failed to swallow me, once again. Till next time.
I did around 50 covers, lots of illustrations for DIE rpg, a very few pages.
I gained new friends, got myself a fancy agent, and went back to travels.
Italy, canada, usa, germany, uk, belgium. And then some.
Going back to conventions was definitely a different experience after covid. In a way it looked a lot more grimm for not so famous artists. Less people into prints too. But on the other hand it was like a giant group therapy. I can’t believe that I hadn’t seen some of my colleagues for 3 years.
And some I will never see again. Like my late comrade Kim JungGi whose death came like a shock on my way to NYCC.
I also am a brand new Homeowner, which, in a country where 60% of the comic books creators earn less than minimal salary, feels like a huge achievement.
And finally, I got assessed for ADHD and got my membership for the neuro-atypical club.
Which surprises no one.
All in all it was a strange year, mostly good, sometimes mentally exhausting,
2023 comes with new projects, new challenges, and hopefully a lot of good surprises.
i hope to meet you on the way because if you read this whole disorganized brick of a text, you must like me.
Please accept as a present some of my favorite covers of this last year