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    Clockworkpencil
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    Hi

    I went along to the PayPal ‘Driving business online’ seminar at Parramatta today. I thought it might be just a 2 hour promo for PayPal but it was actually a pretty good event with plenty of good content particularly from Robert Gerrish from Flying solo. Inspired by Roberts presentation I checked out this site and joined up.

    As an introduction to myself, I have been earning a living drawing stuff for over 30 years. I spent the first 20 years animating commercials in London and then, since moving to Sydney, I have switched focus slightly and now concentrate on illustration and cartooning.

    If you are interested, you can check out some samples of my work on my website:
    http://www.clockworkpencil.com

    I look forward to connecting with other soloists

    Michael

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    Hi Peter – welcome to FS. Yes, Robert does great presentations!
    Love your business name!

    If you go to Control Panel, you can add your website in your signature for future posts.

    Best wishes for your success,
    Karen C.

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    Clockworkpencil
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    Hi Karen

    Thanks for the welcome and the tip on the signature…

    Best wishes

    Michael

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    Hey Micheal, really like your art style. Welcome aboard!

    Out of curiosity, why switch from animation after so long? I’m a reformed animator, but form the 3d side of the fence.

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    Hi Adrian

    Thanks for your comments.

    To answer you question. I grew up reading Asterix, Tin Tin, and Lucky Luke comic books and that is what I always really wanted to do. I kind of got diverted into animation at art college. I was reasonably good at it but I never felt I had really found my niche. Hence the switch, I haven’t quite found my Nirvana yet, as you say you did with web design, the closest I get at the moment is my occasional online comic Splinky the Space Cat, but I have not figured out how to make any money out of it yet…But I am working on it.

    Michael

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    Hi Michael,

    Welcome,
    Yep I like your business name too.

    Steve

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    HI Michael,

    we actually worked together on a logo a few years ago!

    Great to have your contact details to hand again.

    Heidi :)

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    Clockworkpencil
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    Hi Heidi

    Great to hear from you again. I remember working together, can’t remember what the project was though… Must be the effects of the aluminium pans my Mum used to use, catching up with me…

    All the best

    Michael

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    Great to have you here Michael and thank you for the kind words.

    Robert and the FS Crew

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    Robert Gerrish, post: 126247 wrote:
    Great to have you here Michael and thank you for the kind words.

    Robert and the FS Crew

    Hi Robert

    Thanks for the welcome and thanks again for the thought provoking presentation.

    Michael

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    Welcome aboard Mike! You have some real nice work! :)

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