I was just reading this article on negative reviews, on how only (aspiring) writers who see negative criticism as something positive, encouraging, end up as successful writers. I like to think this applies to artists as well. If someone says something bad about your illustrative work, it means you’re probably onto something. Either that, or you really need a new hobby or career.
As for news, I can tell you little at this time: I just finished a food mascot for a start-up hamburger restaurant, and I’m about to get started on a T-shirt design for Dauthuz — and (spoiler alert) it involves skulls.