Shown here is a flyer I spread in 2013 requesting some kind of unofficial training. I'm really happy with how this turned out, but while plodding along I often still notice the absence of a varied graphic education, with a wide access to materials and preparation for a professional life in the arts.
I've been gaining experience as much as I can, and try to learn as much as possible both from practice and from the advice of more experienced (comic) artists. I'm still on the lookout for any sources that can substitute that lack of a formal education, and always interested in learning about materials, methods, and also skills that are slightly off the comic path, like sculpting and wood carving. If someone read this far, they may be enthusiastic about this kind of self-development and have professional guidance to share; possibly they want to share a personal workshop, know a lesson where I can sit in, or are in need of an assistant or intern or floor sweeper who can look over their shoulder as they work - I encourage them to e-mail me.
For anyone abroad who might be reading this: as an enthusiastic hitchhiker, I can travel fairly easily within Europe, and would love to come and participate in short-term artistic projects.