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Hey everyone! It's been a really long time since I've been active on here, or really on any of my social accounts, so thank you for your patience and all of the kind messages I've had waiting for me!

So where have I been all this time? Well, the reality of being an independent adult has set in over the last year, complicated by the fact that I've decided to make my living as an independent artist... I guess what I am saying is "Hooo boy, am I in debt from a crappy year of freelancing!" While it gave me enough spare time to get Snorffles & Meeps 3 done, it's taken its toll on my savings account, and I've had to really focus on getting some solid, paid work.

Luckily, I've had a whole new world opened up to me by signing with an agency this past January. I have 3 major picture books in the works (one of which is a series you all grew up with! EEEEE!) and I am being kept very busy with smaller book titles and children's licensing. It's ended up being a real challenge but also much more fun and freeing than my work in the games industry has been in all of 7 years, so I am very grateful to be in this position right now.

It does mean that there is less time for personal artwork, and really even getting a single new piece done for Emerald City Comic Con has been nearly impossible and it may not even happen. But the overlap of my professional work and personal work had blurred significantly, so I am feeling satisfied with what I am doing these days - the bummer is that I can't talk about it or show anything for at least a year. Boo! 

I am going to try and grind on that ECCC piece this week, so stay tuned! Thank you all for hanging in with me!
  • Listening to: Ranma 1/2 episodes. Aw yeah.
  • Drinking: Blueberry tea
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P-Flute Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Man, you've got my well wishes. I switched from an art job to a technical one last year, and it's been nice, but... Well hell, if anyone can do it, you can. 

Always lifts my day seein' your stuff!
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Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I hope your career shift has been smooth for you. Transition is so stressful.
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mdlillustration Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hi again :)
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Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hello yourself! :)
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SeaOfFireflies Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome back, and congratulations! :happybounce:
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Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations! Sounds like you're doing some really exciting work. :)
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Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I've just come up for a breath of air. It's been a good year so far!
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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh sweet, where are you at for ECCC? I'll be at A-04 in artist alley :)
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Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Huzzah! We are at booth 1302. Hope to see you there!
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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Woot! You are at the other end of the convention center from me XD I'm down in south hall lol... Hopefully! I love your work :)
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Huzzah!  :la: Power on!  :D
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MariPocket Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
congrats :clap: good luck and keep the good work :party: :la:
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Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015   Digital Artist
Yay for things coming together :)
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Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!! ^_^
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Casimilin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
Congrats! ((: keep going <3
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lavalamp-genie Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
Good for you!
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badgerlordstudios Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional
Congrats!
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