So, for those of you who haven’t been on social media lately, I should let you know that Nakia is trying to release an album. “An album?!” you say. Yes, he’s trying to make sweet music for the peoples and he’s trying to fund this project on pledges/donations alone. This is like one of those Kickstart scenarios where if you don’t hit your goal, you get nothing. Kinda sucks, but it’s something that can be avoided. But the trick is that as I’m writing this, we only have 3 days left to do this… and when I publish the comic, that’s gonna be 2. The good news is that as I’m typing this – he’s also SUPER-close to his goal. Never hurts to go over by a bit, though – right?
I know I’m normally the donation guy who is scraping my pennies together and begging ya’ll to consider throwing me a bone – but I gotta say: I really, truly want Nakia to hit over 100%. The road that he’s taking and the success that he’s gained have been inspiring in a lot of ways to a lot of people. And if you don’t know who he is from my shitty little drawing up there – head on over to youtube and look him up. Hear him sing. Hell, it’s not even my normal GENRE of music and I love it. Powerful voices win me over, they always have. So, for serious: I’d love to know that my peoples are his peoples and we’re helping get this thing made.
I do, obviously, poke fun at the idea of how far a person might go in this strip to get a project off the group, but it definitely got me thinking… I have so many projects that I’ve wanted to do over the years (some more recently than others). I have so many ideas for Blur the Lines products, promotions, you name it. But I never do anything with it because I second guess myself and question whether it’s all just one big waste of time. But then along comes someone with a real passion for their projects, and it reminds me that sometimes you just have to run with things like you have nothing to lose.
Oh, and for the record – trying to draw a likeness of Nakia was actually fun. It’s not complicated, because he has a very distinct look – but at the same time, that really gives me a bit of leeway to stylize him as I like. I did the drawing with/without glasses, but obviously – glasses won out for the scripting.
In other news – I don’t think I remember how to sleep properly anymore. I seem to wake up every hour, on the hour, just to look at the clock. Maybe I’m just paranoid that time isn’t still passing by, I don’t know. I’m sure it’s just realistically angst about the impending workday, though… Regardless, sleep would be nice – but apparently my body is coming to accept micro-naps as a solid alternative.
Now, if you’ll excuse me – I’m off to eat Ice Cream and watch TV at 1am. I figure if I’m not going to be able to sleep anyway – why bother trying?