Journal Entry #62
November 22, 2012
Its almost a month after Komikon and I’m still awestruck with what I have witnessed during the event. I mean seriously, who would have thought the industry is growing this rapidly fast despite some people’s claim that komiks is dead. Well, the industry’s still on survivor mode, but nevertheless, its obvious that in five or ten years, WE CAN MAKE IT BIG. And all I dream of right now is to be a BIG part of the industry when that moment comes.
That being said, my entire focus at the moment is to KEEP ON IMPROVING. I browsed on my previous comics and works and I was like, ‘Oh heck, I’VE GOT A LOT OF WORK TO DO. Truth is, I am my worst critic. I can’t feel contentment everytime I finished my work. It’s like, ‘Uh, this part’s ugly, Now that’s one awkward fighting pose, awful background, etc.
I HAVE TO IMPROVE MY CRAFT. I’VE GOT TO KEEP ON IMPROVING. After Komikon, I’ve never let an opportunity to draw pass without having the most out of it. Day and night, all I did is practice and practice. My burning desire to make it big in the industry is at the utmost level.
My work had been criticized and insulted most of the time, but I have to accept them and be honest with my self as well. There are so many things that I have to really work on. Right now, I’ve finished several pages of my latest comic book, yet after reviewing my scripting and lineart, I decided to start all over again. I promised myself that my next comic book will entirely be on a different level compared to my last one. It has to be, or else, I’m not releasing a new title anytime soon. That’s a promise not only to myself but to all the readers out there as well! :D
I’ll never quit . I’d rather die trying. I’ll kill myself trying. No matter what, nothing’s gonna stop me from reaching and achieving my goal. I’LL MAKE IT BIG!!!! I SWEAR I WILL!!!!! :D
Till next time journal. Time to practice with my newly purchased maru pen. :D
-- Nino Balita, Pasapuge Comics