Well, the gallery show has been taken down. As a bonus, I now have a huge poster of my site logo and some concept artwork. Nothing more arrogant than having a few posters of your own art hung up.

Joking aside, I’m starting to worry about graduation, and my future when I’m thrust into the real world for the first time—I have no more Summers. I don’t know what I’m going to do with my life at this point. Additionally, I have the impending fear that my parents will kick me out of the house before I can get on my feet (I’ve been joking about carrying a bindle to make light of it). Granted, I want to do comics no matter what, but I don’t know where I’m going to look for real work. Paid work. Salaries and stuff. I’ve been thinking about my options.

I would love to do post-production work for Comedy Central in New York. I love the Daily Show, and know my way around Final Cut and Photoshop, so that would be a breeze. I’d love to be the guy who makes the graphics you see every weeknight, and I could easily do it.

With my skill-set (and video gaming ability) I could work almost any job over at Rooster Teeth Productions in Austin Texas, but that is a stretch of a goal. That said, I’m currently tied down to New York, and wouldn’t be able to fund living there unless I’m being paid, and I’d likely be an unpaid intern for a while. Also, a friend of mine suggested that I could potentially bring back their web comics…

Additionally, I’ve used a 3D printer before, and have some knowledge of working them. With their increasing availability, it seems like a liable option for a career. I used a somewhat primitive powder-based machine when I used one, but I was able to print a wearable Jawbone extension (for a mask) on my first attempt at using the machine, so that has to count for something. Give me a manual for using a maker bot, and I’ll have it working in a day.

I’m good at teaching myself skills like that. I love learning how to do things myself. Waking up Dead only looks as good as it does because I spent years in Photoshop, teaching myself how to use the tools. I never read a manual—I experimented and the second someone told me about the pen tool, well, everything became easier.

I have a bright future ahead of me, but I feel blinded by the light.