Thursday, April 9, 2009


Well, I've bemoaned the narcissistic, trivial novelty of Twitter and the Twits who Tweet thereupon, but... I've begun to accept the possible benefits of using Twitter as a publicity/hype machine. I created an account many months ago out of curiosity to see what it was about, and quickly abandoned it, thinking it pointless and dumb. Then I realized that when you look past all the knuckleheads who use it to post every mind-numbingly boring detail of their lives in an attempt to capture some fleeting sensation of celebrity (no offense to all the knuckleheads out there who do that very thing), it has it's uses, especially for an artist who is trying to develop a following and stir up jobs and buyers of his stuff.

So... anyone who is interested in following me on Twitter, may now do so. I'm listed as popmonkey, of course. I have commenced posting updates. But, rest assured, I will not be posting things like what I am eating/just ate/about to eat, that I just stepped out of the shower, that I'm going to bed, that I just walked the dog, etc. I will only be posting work/project updates and perhaps bizarre and inexplicable meanderings.

On the work side of things, I just wrapped up what has been a grueling round of color finals for my secret project I have been working on with my new favorite client (and some of their "friends"). I did many color variations on the design, and the one they ended up going with was not my favorite, but whatcanyoudo? It's tricky sending things back and forth for approval with two sets of clients who are running on California time, while I'm 3 hours ahead of them. By the time I'm ready to wrap it up for the day, they're just getting things finalized and ready to provide feedback and further instructions. I do get several hours head start on them in the mornings, though. I am wishing they would just hire me to work in-house, which may be a possibility, though it would be a heck of a move.

Anyway, I'm hoping I'll be able to show the work I've done, soon! It's probably the biggest profile project I've worked on to date, but I've been sworn to secrecy so far.


brizoni said...

"You are now following Pop Monkey."

Aren't we all.

Pop-Monkey said...

Just 7 of you so far.

Thanks for following me!