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One thing I've always been searching for, whether it's a group on deviantart, or even on Facebook, is a quality group of cartoonists that discuss work and give quality feedback to each other. 
Time and time again, when I join possible cartoonist groups, they always end up places where people just share their sketches and half hearted works like a fourth grader putting new art on the refrigerator waiting for praise from mommy. I can't stand that one bit. I want people to share art that is something they are really putting all their effort into. Not just sketches either, actual work pertaining to comics. Character design, thumbnails and roughs, and final pages of solid sequential art. 
I used to be in a group like this on Facebook. But the moderators passed the baton when their lives got busy at the time (no judgment on that, it happens to us all). But the new moderators in charge left the barn doors wide open  so to speak, and didn't have discretion with who joined, or watched the direction of the discussion of the group. Eventually the group fell into disarray like all other art groups, and was just a place for lazy artists to bomb the discussions with posts of their new sketches and not even trying to be a part of a group discussion, or even seek discussion of their work, only to show it off and ignore the group entirely..

If you know of a good group of selective members of indie comic artists who are actually looking to discuss tje medium of sequential art, and give and receive well thought out critiques, please let me know! I'd love to find that haven again. Ive been working on new comic work, and would love to have a group to share my work with for solid real critique and not just ass kissing.
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Fat Soldier by JesseAcosta
Fat Soldier
Been doing some sketching of fantasy art. I bought some reference books on armor and medieval/renaissance/celtic fashions as well to help with designing costuming too.
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This last year has been very difficult for me, and my new little family. Last summer, a week after my wife found out she was pregnant with our first child, we learned that I had cancer. Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the tongue to be precise. Never been a drinker or smoker either, so it was a real shock to have oral cancer.

Over the last several months, Ive had four surgeries, lost 30% of my tongue from surgeries to remove tumors, had two neck dissections to remove tumors from when the cancer spread to my lymph nodes, a major muscle was removed from my neck in the process because of the cancer, lost my job because of all the surgeries and wasn’t able to do the physical work after the removal of my sternocleidomastoid muscle. Just a month ago, I finally finished the grueling process of radiation therapy on my throat and mouth, and chemotherapy. I lost over 60 pounds from chemo and radiation making it difficult to eat from chemo sickness, and swelling my throat from radiation. The chemo also gave me tinnitus (ringing in the ears). The chemo med I was on is a newer med, cisplatin, and fortunately I didn’t lose the hair on top of my head from it like you see in the movies and tv. The radiation though actually affected all my facial hair, and everywhere they shot me with radiation (below my nose down to the middle of my neck). My beard fell out, and now I can’t grow any facial hair. The worst part of the radiation is losing taste from targeting my tongue. I also can’t make saliva like I used to because the radiation affected some of my saliva glands. 

As you can imagine, the medical bills for this have been coming in, and it’s been unbelievably overwhelming. My wife and I have been doing our best to stay afloat, but it’s been hard since I’ve been out of work for all the procedures, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. We’re at about $5,000 in bills so far from cat scans, PET scans, surgeries, hospital stays, biopsies, labs, and I’m still getting bills as we speak. I had a post chemo/radiation CT last week, and the estimated bill for that is $766. 

My friends have been great, and started a Go Fund Me campaign. I know a lot of people don’t have the money to assist others, so I’m simply asking for you to share this journal at the very least. You can get to my GoFundMe campaign here: www.gofundme.com/n28nnk 





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Today was my last day of Chemotherapy, and Thursday will be my last day of radiation therapy. Here's to a positive, bright, and long future with amazing new directions and wonder.
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JesseAcosta
Jesse Acosta
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Spokane, WA, USA
Favourite genre of music: Jazz, Classic Rock, Motown, Metal, Grunge, Goth, Classical Guitar
Favourite style of art: Pop Surrealism, Low Brow Art, Comic Book
Operating System: iOS
MP3 player of choice: I connect my iPod to a very ancient stereo with a turn table
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One thing I've always been searching for, whether it's a group on deviantart, or even on Facebook, is a quality group of cartoonists that discuss work and give quality feedback to each other. 
Time and time again, when I join possible cartoonist groups, they always end up places where people just share their sketches and half hearted works like a fourth grader putting new art on the refrigerator waiting for praise from mommy. I can't stand that one bit. I want people to share art that is something they are really putting all their effort into. Not just sketches either, actual work pertaining to comics. Character design, thumbnails and roughs, and final pages of solid sequential art. 
I used to be in a group like this on Facebook. But the moderators passed the baton when their lives got busy at the time (no judgment on that, it happens to us all). But the new moderators in charge left the barn doors wide open  so to speak, and didn't have discretion with who joined, or watched the direction of the discussion of the group. Eventually the group fell into disarray like all other art groups, and was just a place for lazy artists to bomb the discussions with posts of their new sketches and not even trying to be a part of a group discussion, or even seek discussion of their work, only to show it off and ignore the group entirely..

If you know of a good group of selective members of indie comic artists who are actually looking to discuss tje medium of sequential art, and give and receive well thought out critiques, please let me know! I'd love to find that haven again. Ive been working on new comic work, and would love to have a group to share my work with for solid real critique and not just ass kissing.
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Drinking: Earl Grey tea with cream

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voya Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
I know it's been a while, but thank you for the FAV! I truly appreciate it my friend! :D
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Brian-OConnell Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday
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JesseAcosta Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Leuname-X31 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:pc: Thanks 4 the fave! :D
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moon-light-kit Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!

Your work has been featured here [Link]
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EricThomasStudios Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome to :iconmythos-and-magick: :D
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TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student General Artist
This is late, but welcome to the group :iconyourfaerietales:
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BrianHidan Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey! muy bueno tu arte amigo! de donde eres originario? saludos :D
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JesseAcosta Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Gracias! Yo nací en California, pero la familia de my papá es de México.
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MelySky Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gracias por agregarme!!!!!
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