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05 September 2007

Now, I've done something that's typically ,Roderick, and I should take care not to become a caricature of myself. Finally having freed myself from the burdens of graduating and finding myself in the possession of leasure time for the first time in a good half year, what do I do except jump into another swamp of jobs again? Of course I'll write those articles on a strict deadline, make an illustration for your booklet, arrange that Death of a Clown will be shown on the upcoming comic convention, and what the hell -why not make an emergency animation for 2 voor 12 that's due next Monday as well?

The thing is, as good as having free time is, I truly enjoy doing little assignments that get done in a few afternoons. I might be overdoing it here a bit, but they give so much satisfaction. And honestly, the rewards for my effort were too good to miss. The articles and animation will serve nicely in paying for next month's rent, and the month after that, and the month after that. Or maybe some food here and there. I don't know. I've got to look after myself now that the government is no longer sponsoring me as a student. And of course, having the movie unleashed upon an unsuspecting convention public is an opportunity not to be missed. All the while I'm also preparing for the project market on school, printing cheap little Clown-themed business cards and posters.

On top of this comes the burden of my free access to public transportation ending this Friday, so needless to say I had to take advantage of those last days of gratis mobility. I've been scooting all over the country (despite it all being for work, ha ha) and tomorrow I'm going to Haarlem to scavenge some clothing for a cool cosplay I've been wanting to do for some time and which is now actually going to happen on Abunai come October. I'll post some pictures after the event.

And August. Of course, August. These pages of the climax are draining because they won't stand for anything less than the greatest detail and highest dynamic quality in every panel. I still might not be a top-notch artist in this respect, but I do think this part is shaping up nicely. I'm very curious what you will all think of it when the story is done. You'll be sure to let me know, okay? Then at least I'll know that my ceaseless toil goes not unnoticed! Now, back to work with you, young master! The ominous and splendiferous Starflux commands it!

Roderick.