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08 June 2010 @ 01:42 am
☆DL7, Shin Tenipuri, and New Beginnings☆  
Me and my (former) coworkers..

Former.. it still feels a little bit weird to say that. I didn't tell many people, but I quit working for Konomi-sensei at the end of January! Really, there were a few factors, but the main thing is that I felt that it was time to move on, and work on my own manga! I want to debut so badly and have millions of people around the world love my work too =^-^= I discussed it with Sensei before I quit, and as he really wants to see me move on to having my own name in print too, he let me go. It was hard on me emotionally, though, since he is like family to me. So were my coworkers too. <3

I still talk to them on occasion, and I was regaled with tales of how hard it's been since I left (lol.. oh man, sorry guys! I feel really guilty about that..) a few weeks ago. But I am really glad, and I feel like I'm finally ready to take the next step!!

So, Sensei insisted on having a going-away party for me, but because they've been so busy, it was put off until Dream Live!! LOL, it must be the latest going-away party ever?? Four months late... but it was a really, really good day.. More,Collapse )

So, here is to the future!!!!!!!! Hashiteikimasu!!
kate_firefly: in love... <3kate_firefly on June 8th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)

aw....it feels a little sad, but at least u won't be so stressed out and working like, 24/7!! i'm really happy for you, jamie!! <3

and finally, we get to see yr boyf!! wow. i didn't expect his hair to be long like that. but u 2 look great together (and so happy!). gah....i'm really envious!!! ~_~
Kimyunni on June 8th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
That's great to hear :) It's a big step you've taken but you've clearly have the support of people who care about you! And it's important you keep in contact with these people, since they are like family :)

Have you thought about possible submitting to magazines as a serialised manga? Or are wanting to publish it as whole right away?

Anyhoo... woo - your new boyfriend is very good looking! (But not as good looking as my Fumito-Kun of course ;D Heehee!) It's great that he's an illustrator, does he have a website?

Anhyoo, がんばって! Keep working hard like you are and you will definitely make it!!!
calliopem_eratocalliopem_erato on June 9th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
It's not easy quitting but if it's time then it's time.

Good luck in all your endeavors and good thing for you, you're seeing someone! I envy you..hehehe.
la imperatrice: of beautiful things there is always hopehappyism on June 9th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
I absolutely love your entries! Every time! I am so happy for you and cheering from you from all the way in America~!
la imperatricehappyism on June 9th, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
And congrats on the luck in love. :)
Neffiline: Ayu chocolate smileneffiline on June 9th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)

I look forward to following you on your journey of becoming a mangaka!! n_____n// I'm sure you'll be very successful!

*cheers with pom-poms*
Alita: hitomiangelachibayuy on June 9th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
Glad things are going so well for you. I figure I'll find what I really want to do eventually, I'm actually loving all my kids right now.

Plus living with a very sweet boyfriend is nice. <3
Kate: Shunsui Kyōrakukiyohimee on June 9th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
Congrats on making your dreams come true, Jamie. I wish you nothing but the best and I'm looking forward to reading your manga.
clarebear_24clarebear_24 on June 10th, 2010 11:42 am (UTC)
Wow your such an inspiration Jamie!
Follow your dreams and I can't wait to see what kind of story you make.
I love your drawings so im sure its going to be a hit and if your manga is released in australia ill definately buy it.

Rooting for you!
Suki_Okashisuki_okashi on June 11th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
I've been following your blog ever since high school when your LJ popped up while I was researching fukubukuro (before I even made an LJ =D) and now I'm going into my 3rd year of college! I just wanted to congratulate you on all the success you've experienced so far!! I find you to be a great inspiration and can't wait to read more of your adventures!! I'm not an avid manga reader but I will definitely buy yours when it gets published ^^v
The Euni: FY - Chichiri - Life is goodkarakurimi on June 12th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you're pursuing what you dreamt of for a long time and that you have such supportive people behind you on every step of the way!

As a budding fan of yours, I'm behind you 100%!! :D *cheer cheer*!!
Jjstar9 on June 13th, 2010 09:47 am (UTC)
It's really something to take on an entirely new direction in life. You've made some totally awesome friends, memories and you've definitely grown to a point where you'll always have the spirit to keep on doing what's right for you and what will make ya happy. ^_______^

Kinda brings to mind the word TAMASHI (fighting spirit? probably got that wrong lol sorry)

Much luck with your goals!

I'm definitely looking forward to your work and your debut! :D

Janellechibi_rei on June 14th, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
Good luck dearie! It takes a lot of strength to move on from a job where you've become comfortable/safe. I wish you lots and lots of good times ahead :)

(Also, I've said it before but Konomi-sensei is kind of ridiculously hot for a mangaka lol).
★゚・:,。゚ クリスタ ゚・:,。゚★blacmeissa on June 20th, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
Hi there Hi chan !
I have been a lurker on your blog ^_^

Since you have my old dream I just want to wish ya all the best and if Step 3 doesn't go according to plan. Don't give up.

chibicerebuschibicerebus on June 21st, 2010 03:27 am (UTC)
Wow you got yourself a pretty BF~

Good luck on your manga!