Friday, October 15, 2010

So, anyway...'s been quite a year really.

Unfortunately, time for personal art and blogging has taken a distant back seat to the frantic craziness that is my family life, these past few months.

Earlier in the year, my little boy turned one year old, and the day before his birthday, we got some pretty upsetting medical news about him – news that's going to have a continuing impact on him throughout his life. Initially this sent us into something of a tail-spin... it took some time to absorb the enormity of the information, and really, I guess we're still in that process.

At about the same time, a rather large freelance illustration job came my way, which has kept me pretty busy for a few months. While my amazing partner has taken on the lion's share of attending the many therapist's and doctor's visits related to my son's condition, still there has been little time left for anything other than hunkering down and concentrating all of our energies on the small but engrossing circle that is our family.

While thoughts of my graphic novel surface every now and then – proof that perhaps there is some spare creativity bubbling quietly away in the depths of my subconscious – I have had little chance to get anything down on paper, or in pixels. In truth, I guess the importance of the project has faded in comparison to the other aspects of my life, for the time being at least.

Hopefully I will be able to show you some work from the aforementioned freelance job in the next few months. In the meantime, here's a picture of one of the biggest projects of them all:

My beautiful son, and in the background my equally beautiful daughter with their granddad Barkie on a warm April evening on the shore of Lake Taupo.


  1. Good to know you are focused where it is needed the most and I wish you and your family all the best :]

  2. Cheers, Stu! Nice to hear from you, and thanks for the wishes :)

  3. Same wishes from here mister Crowe! Take a special care to your precious ones!

  4. Yep, same here mate. Your family are lucky to have you and you them.
    I'm sure when you do come up for air to do some new personal work, or your graphic novel, it will kick all kinds of arse as usual.
    I'm already looking forward to it already!

  5. I wish all the best to you and your family Stephen. Looking forward to any updates on the GN too.

  6. Thanks very much Adam! And in regard to the GN... me too :)


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