THE LATEST NEWS & PROGRESS...
Happy Hump Day, everyone! Just wanted to fill you in on life and the most recent project updates. As I write this, I'm visiting an old friend and enjoying the crisp, clear mountain air of Vida, Oregon while recovering from a recent injury. First of all, I'm totally fine and already on the mend. =) About a week-and-a-half ago, I was "bumped" off my bicycle by a car. God was definitely answering my prayers for a safe ride when this happened – check out all the angels that were in my corner:
The car had been completely stopped, so it couldn't have been going more than 5 to 10 mph. The break to my right wrist (my non-dominant hand) was a hairline fracture with no displacement, so all they had to do was cast it. The sprain to my left wrist is minor and only requires a brace. Other than that, all I had were some very minor scrapes and bruises. The driver was insured and everything seems to be working out for everyone. Thank you, God! Since it's hard to draw and impossible to play guitar while I heal, I've decided to just rest and wait until everything is back to normal before doing anymore work .
That said, here's even more good news: As you know, the final Little Billy reward (besides the cartoon itself) is the theme song album that was recently funded on IndieGoGo during Little Billy's second successful crowdfunding campaign. Before I left town, I was able to send all the instrument track files for the first five songs of the album to Karl (my mix/mastering engineer) in England! He has since informed me that this minor delay fits his schedule even better, which should help improve the overall outcome and quality of the album.
As soon as I return to LA, I will be attacking the vocals of the album head on! Once I'm completely healed, I will complete and ship the small handful of remaining sketches from the last campaign's stragglers (who have now all sent me their reference – no worries, I still love you guys ;) LoL) before I resume the recording of guitars. The icing on the cake is that this unexpected time off has allowed me to write and fine-tune even more of the Little Billy pilot script and story!! I couldn't be happier with the new additions and fixes, which are sure to make this debut episode all the more epic, nostalgic, and heartfelt!
Given the blessings of these circumstances, all of this looks to result in a very minor delay. Praise God! =) I will keep you all posted as I recover, resume production, knock out this album, and ship the last of the rewards to backers from both campaigns. As always, I can't thank you enough for all your prayers, support, patience, and love! Here's hoping your February has kicked off as good as, or better than, your January. Take care and I'll write more real soon!
All My Best,