Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Gimme your thoughts....

Not sure if it's even worth mentioning, but my Live Sketch Show is off this week. I question mentioning this because my viewership seems to be dwindling on the weeks I DO broadcast my show. This could be due to my switching the show to every other week, rather than the every week schedule I maintained at the beginning. Or maybe I'm not giving people what they want to see. Or it could be that folks just have better things top do. Whatever the reason, I'm contemplating stopping the show altogether. I can watch myself draw without broadcasting it. I started this show to connect with fans, and hopefully accumulate some new ones, and that's not happening if I'm my own audience. Now, this isn't a lame attempt to guilt anyone into watching. This is an honest effort to poll some folks and see if this is worth continuing. If you watch my show, plan on watching my show, or have some ideas for stuff you'd like to see on my show, either write me here, or at my Facebook page, or at fourpanelhero@hotmail.com. I'll run one more show next Wednesday, July 13th. If I don't get some responses by then, I'll give the show a decent burial and call it a day. So, lemme know what you think, folks. Or don't. That'll give me an idea of what you think, too.

In other news, I just sent off my latest edition of Necronomicomics to Rue Morgue Magazine. It'll be in issue #114, which comes out Agust 1st. Check for it then, buy the crap out of it, and be sure to write Rue Morgue and tell 'em you dig it so.

Lastly, a commercial for my commissions. Work has slowed down a tad from the past few months of reckless art gigs and assignments. This wouldn't be a problem, except that I've had two major and unforeseen expenses drop in my lap over the past month, to the tune of two grand. This was cash that was supposed to carry me through the con season. Now it's a crater in my bank account. So I'm outright asking that anyone who may have had an inkling to hire me for whatever reason--caricature for a friend, drawing of your favorite comic character in my style, whatever--now is the time to book me. You can contact me at: fourpanelhero@hotmail.com and I'll make your project happen.

And if you've been wanting to get an autographed book from me but haven't found me at a con, now's the time. I'm selling a limited amount of copies of Dead Duck for $30, which will cover shipping, and will include and autograph and original sketch on the inside cover. I also have copies of my sketchbook which I'm selling for $20, and will also include an autograph and sketch on the front cover. I accept Paypal and can ship within a week of payment. E-mail me if you're interested.

That's about it this week, kids. Sorry if I sound desperate. It happens to the best of us.

--Jay 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

i enjoyed the art show (the one i watched). you have amazing talent and were entertaining to boot. my problem is time. where does it go? evenings are prime kid/family time. so i suppose i am a fan who fits under the "has other #@*% going on".

Sarah said...

I think your sketch show is very good, and I enjoy it as does Chad. I wouldn't give up on it. Keep in mind, it is summer and many people have many things (vacation, kids out of school, etc) that's going on right now. We have another artist friend who does ustream sessions on friday nights but not very often during summer because of conventions, etc.
So I think you're doing a great job, and simply should relax and do the show as you can/want to. Hugs!

Dennis said...

Mr. Fosgitt, I enjoy your sketch show I do not always get to check it out because of work but i'm out of work now and its one of the things I look forward to being able to do with my time off that and paint my house and work on my own art I enjpy seeing the art process in work because it helps me learn the things I have trouble

Sean M said...

I love tuning in and watching you draw, and the conversations in the chat and the wealth of knowledge you have about animation. Sadly I have missed the last couple shows due to things popping up, but I would love to be able to watch more in the future.

On the other hand, I do understand the feeling you have right now. My attempts at doing a streaming artshow ended with almost no viewers, and it left me with a feeling of "why bother". While I hope you decide to keep doing them, I wouldn't hold it against you if you decided it wasn't in your best interest.

Either way, you rock, and I will continue to be a fan.

tom said...

great