I am not sure if you know or not, but I am an artist. Been drawing my whole life, but only three years ago did I get some real help and guidance to do something with my love of drawing. I am also a pretty big geek, always have been. My love falls into practically every category, from video games to comics to movies to music to fantasy to sci-fi to table top games to collectible card games and etc, but you get the point. I had Pokemon cards, still have my original collection actually. I still have every single console I ever bought and game as well. I have a sorted collection of thousands of Magic: The Gathering cards. What's my point though with all this? Well through out this 2015 year, which admittedly has been one of the most difficult years of my life, I have had to do a lot of soul searching, looking in the mirror and honestly trying to understand what is it that I see in the reflection. Because the reality is, I have been Alvaro Cruz, the geeky fanboy for a long time and the fact is it now time for Alvaro Cruz, the creator. I have to place my energy, money, attention to creating as much as I possibly can, to get my ideas out of my head and out to the world. To be known for my stories and characters, that time needs to be now! I know I have spent a lot of my energy on being a fan, looking up to other characters that I love and other artist that I admire, but at some point I have to take off and get my name out there.
So what does this mean for me? Well it means I will be drawing way less Daredevil and way more Glass Prison. That being said, there are a few things I want to make clear. I am still a huge geeky fanboy, I can't change that. I am going to still buy comics, just not on a weekly basis. I will probably get maybe one or two here and there, but try to do some con shopping more. I am still going to play video games, because my mental health depends on it, just a half hour a day could do some good for you. I am still going to play Magic with my friends, because it's easily one of the best things to do when we meet up and get together. The only thing is now, my main focus will be creating content and working on my projects, promoting my stuff and do my best to improve on my art. And if you are an artist who also happens to be a fanboy/fangirl and you are wondering what you should do...? Well only you can decide that, it needs to be your decision, not anyone else's. Besides we love our fandoms and our collections for various reasons, it could be our way that we connect with friends or the way we unwind after a long day at a part time job, whatever the case these are important things to all of us and we should have them in our lives. But when you are ready to make change, time will be there to do it.
So I must let long time readers know, that now Storm Watch is going to more about the actual me, ChileanStorm. I want to also take the time to share my new blog page as well, Cell 7, the official blog to the Glass Prison comic. Please check it out, follow it and tell as many people about it, doing my best to get this project off the ground and every/any kind of support means a lot to me. So thank you guys for reading and I am going to do my best to keep both pages going as much as I possibly can, been going through a lot these past few months and trying to make sense of everything around me, I also want to have this be an open space for us to talk, I want to face my depression and anxiety head on here, I want to share as much love as I can through these words. Thank you for reading and until the next time, keep chasing the storm.