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Where the Bleep Have I Been?

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 9, 2014, 9:15 AM

Time for a long overdue explanation of my absence, wouldn't you say?

Most of you know that my mother was diagnosed with cancer last year, and due to that, my husband and I decided to make a move back to Central Pennsylvania at the end of 2013. I'm both excited and exhausted to announce that things couldn't have gone more off-track.

When January rolled around, mom found out about needing another three rounds of chemo. As of this writing, she's still scheduled for the third, but we're not sure when she'll be on track to get it. Rest assured, she's doing well with it and feeling much better than she had when this whole mess started! I, however, haven't gotten the phones to stop ringing on assignments and appointments, as I've taken on more work of the counseling variety lately, to say nothing of the 8-12 hour days I was pulling at what should have been a part-time job through February! This was all timely though, as my husband's employers through the move did some heavy laying off after the holidays and he's finally just now found new prospects to start him next week.

This is also good because we recently found out we'll be expecting a new addition to the family come October!

So! What does all this mean for yours truly? Not much when it comes to art, which will always be something I do. And I'll certainly be continuing comic projects I already have on my agenda (Sylvanna of course, The Presider too), but for the future... who knows?

I love my comics, and I love teaching others about making comics - but I've come to the point in my life where I'm ready to focus on one book of my own only, and be a once-in-a-while helping hand to others in the industry, for the most part leaving them to their own ideas.

Things with my life at the moment should start settling down over the coming weeks as Matt gets adjusted to work and I take some time to get back to my freelance assignments once more! Thank you all for sticking around as we go through this wacky transition, and I look forward to getting back into the swing of regular updates, very soon!

All my Best,



Dawn Best
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wherever
Favourite genre of music: Classical, Dethmetal, Folk, Classic Rock
Operating System: Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista, MacOS 9.2.2, OSX
MP3 player of choice: iTunes

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AuroraArt Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Keep up the awesome work, Ms. Best. Your art is truly amazing. :clap:
DarkHedgehog23 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
hay your comic going GREAT ^.^
I hope you like this pic to and I also hope it get more people to watch your comic…
Crystal-Leviathan Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey Girl. It's Amy/Soulvei aka @hedgehoginablog (Twitter) and :iconjustingreene: 's main B ^_~
I'm posting that picture of sexy Dr. Brendan and everything else that I crap out with my drawing hand. Let me know if you ever find the original source for Sexy Doc B... that whole character sheet was pure creative gold lol 
Here are the hastily 'shopped lines: crystal-leviathan.deviantart.c…
I'm cleaning it up and hope to have a cel shaded version up tonight at some point. It doesn't take long to do that kind of thing but I get easily distracted. Like, did you know that if you take Glucophage and you forget to eat that you can pass out? True story! I'm okay now though. I grabbed a sugary soda and a sugary granola bar before I could un-sugar-ily(?) pass out completely. Plus I have one of those "HELP! I'm dyin' over here!" bracelets that gets an emergency person on the phone in case I need them. Thanks Whatevercompanyiuse (TM)!!  
dawnbest Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love you and everything about that image XD
Crystal-Leviathan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Haha I love you too :D Aaaaalmost as I love Dr. Brendan ;-3
Or, as Bender of Futurama fame would say: "Shut up baby, I know it!"
vgmaster9 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Hey what's up?
risesatspring Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey!I drew ya ruby :)
risesatspring Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist…
Having the link helps XD
darkspeeds Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heya Dawn! Your mention's at 5:18. ;)…
DarkHedgehog23 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
a Wallpaper of the Celene model, I try to copy one of your pictures for it I hope you like it Dawnbest ^^…
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