And I know how unexciting all this may sound to all of you, losing two days of Bruno, but for me, I'm thrilled. Not only every week do I have to do a non-Bruno drawing (which should keep my chops sharp and excited) but also I've been working on several other artistic projects, which feels good. I love Bruno, it's still really exciting to create and is fanatastic writing/drawing practice, but it doesn't define me. It's just one rabbit in my magic hat. So, will you see the fruits of my labor (aside from Little Dee which you previewed last August)? Hopefully. But all will be released if and when it is time to be released.
And the other thing, even though Bruno has become more and more intense and complex (at least in my head) in the last year, I've also been having some burn-outs with it. And I don't think it's because of a lack of enjoyment in creating Bruno, but I do think it's because Bruno is the only major thing I've been doing since 1996 (barring editing my novel). It should be a partner, working with me; and not a leash, holding me back. Hopefull this reduction will help with this. I have no intention of ending Bruno. I'm just trying new ways of fitting her into my life, as my life chnages and grows.
of course, the other way of looking at it, is that all of you will be happy that I'm taking care of myself, expanding myself, and that every Friday you'll be psyched because it'll be way-cool to see other stuff I've done. I hope that's the case.
And lastly, the Heifer Fundraiser. Thank you all so much for the support in this. Through this fundraiser I simply did some doodles, packaged some cards; but it's all of you who made this happen. Thank you. Regarding the final tally, I'm afraid I am out of state for a few days, but hopefully will have the final numbers sorted by the 7th or so, after I get back. I will post again when I have it all figured out.