Hello, folks, welcome one and all to my first 'What I'm Up To' journal entry in forfreakingever. So, lately I've been doing a lot of stuff online and have been very, very busy on DeviantART. Not only have I been posting deviations left and right, but as of December 5, 2013, I have 1,000 watchers.
That's why I want to take this time to thank each and every single one of you for making this possible. As I approach yet another milestone of 50,000 pageviews, I shall now reflect on the last three years of my life.
When I first became an official member of DeviantART on December 29th, 2010, I was living in a motel with my parents. The economy was in the worst possible shape of its life, the government was as corrupt as William 'Boss' Tweed, and everyone except the rich was struggling to pay the bills or keep shelter. When I first made the decision to take this path to unleash my art to a global audience, I had been making sporadic deviation submissions because of my hectic and chaotic life and by the time I submitted my first deviation in January of 2012, I was living in a mobile home with my mother and cousin.
I didn't get many pageviews in the months that followed because most of 2012 was a transformation process for me. When I moved out in October of that year I had a nervous breakdown and was taken to a hospital. Now, some thirteen months later, I find myself finally getting the recognition I longed for.
Now, as you people might imagine, words cannot express how grateful I am to have made it this far as a deviant. It's people like my first watcher
and my web-comic idol
and my first supporter in the form of
that got me here. It's folks like
, and a long list of others that have supported me in my rise to internet stardom. Because I moved out of my mother's camper I was able to open up countless doors for myself and lend my advice and support to others in the process while releasing the creative beast that for so long had been caged deep inside my heart. Now, to celebrate my 1,000 watchers and soon-to-be 50,000-pageview milestone I have decided to take it upon myself to thank every one of you people out there. You people helped me get to where I am, and I'm immortally grateful for it; and with my third anniversary coming up, I'd like to hold an original character contest. The rules are as follows:
Rule Number One: You must have a picture of your original character and a complete description of your character.
Rule Number Two: You must put your character in an original 5-page minicomic explaining his or her origins.
Rule Number Three: Be as creative as you want to be. Go nuts with it if you'd like!
Simple enough, right? Cool. So, um, before I close this journal entry I want to point out that anyone from anywhere at all can enter this contest. If YOU would like to enter, just comment on this journal and say that you have an original character that you'd like me to see. Be sure to look at the three rules for the contest, and let me know in advance if you there's no way you can do it. The contest begins on the third anniversary of my membership (December 29, 2013) and ends on Valentine's Day (February 14, 2014). If you have ANY questions at all, just ask away. This is Kevin 'The Skull' Anderson signing off.
Update: Please, folks, if you would, check out my friend h311man's journal entry promoting his new game. He needs all the support he can get!