Hello everyone! Sorry for the delay in posting. Bubby's on a little R&R right now, but she will be back very soon and we will continue to post her advice to you. We've been getting some great new letters from people around the world, and every single one of them is being read. Check back soon for Bubby's responses.
In the meantime, we thought we'd share another update. This one goes way back again, almost a year to the date: June 24, 2005. We posted a letter from Waiting, a young man who recently graduated from art school. Horrors of horrors, he had to move back in with his parents in order to save some money. But aside from his financial woes, this young artist was stuck in a series of "soul-crushing, pointless, mind-dulling odd jobs" and was looking for a way out. His simple question to Bubby was, "What now?"
Ripe with wisdom, Bubby sympathized with this young man. "My, my, you surely had a rough time," she wrote. She advised him to sign up with a professional agency in his field, talk to his old college advisor, and to check the Times everyday for new firms that are hiring. She encouraged, "Keep at it. Those who seek are sure to find."
But wait, the story continues... A few months after that, we decided to help this young artist out once again, and published a link to his new portfolio on Bubby's blog.
Well, it's now one year later, and we received a new letter from our Artist-In-Waiting once again. Aren't you curious to know: Is "Waiting" still in the wings, or is he soaring through to his dreams?
What ever happened to me? Geez, I ask myself that all the time. But you mean in regards to my letter? Got it, okay...
Well, nothing has changed dramatically for me. There's my website, www.stevenphillips.org. I'm getting a little bit of illustration work here and there. Currently I'm freelancing for a crafts design company and I started a little work with a small comics publishing company.
I've managed to save up some money and I'm thinking of moving away from home back to the town where I attended school. I never took the time to travel before or after college, so I think I owe myself that.
Right now (as in, while-I'm-typing-this) I'm try to find a publisher for a fantasy novel I've written. Also in the planning stages is a book of fairy tales I might write and illustrate.
So, I guess the theme here is that I'm sowing my oats like crazy, but I haven't a clue what I'm going to reap.
Never really thought this many people would take an interest in my sob story. Got some positive and negative reaction from my letter, but it was all constructive.
Anyway, thanks for the unexpected help, folks. I suppose the rest is up to me now (he said fearfully).
Cheers and Regards,
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