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26 September 2007

It's getting pretty official around these parts. Just yesterday I went to a gubernatorial city hall offshoot (alright it was just a government office -must you take the fun out of everything?) to discuss the hows and whatfors of a Dutch programme where the government gives me money to sustain myself while I build my one-man company. With the idea that within a few years, when the moolah faucet is twisted shut again, I'll be able to live off my art (and other extra-curricular activities).

What this basically means for me is that for the next few years I won't have to worry about money as much and I can concentrate on making a name in the business. Spreading my animations, comics and writings everywhere. Good stuff. The clerk at the office was extremely helpful and also told me insightful things on how to do my taxes and keep clear records of everything. Things that were always rather mysterious to me and that were never properly explained until now. It feels really empowering to have that knowledge.

Short term plans are to register my company (name still undecided; I want to do something with Starflux but haven't got anything proper yet. If you have a cool idea, send me a line!), get some business cards, a website and start working on the animation I'm going to do for public television. I'm also aching to finish Quelle Horreur 2, just to get it over with. Stories like those shouldn't linger for too long, or they'll lose their emotional value and relevance.

Just like every year, I want to have some cool guest art for the Year's ending which will probably be around October or November. If you think you've got something cool you can make and you'd be thrilled to see it published right here on the website; again, drop me a line and we can work something out. I need guest artists to take inspiration from Year Three and make something awesome so I can have a few weeks rest! So look at all the crazy stuff people have made in previous years and see if you can top it! It's a double-dare! (Just make sure it's printable; so interactivity and animation are discouraged -though still awesome.)

Roderick.