Hi, it’s new comic time. And yeah, it’s been a while, and i regret that tremendously. I haven’t been away, i haven’t been busy with other stuff, i haven’t been preoccupied– i just seem to have creative difficulties every summer for whatever reason, and august 2013 was just particularly bad meltdown-wise. Just writing thousands of words and drawing a bunch of pages and then either realizing the idea’s no good or just second-guessing it to death (i’m not even sure which, not that it matters), and then scrapping the whole thing after having wasted days and days on it. I mean i do this periodically, but the scale was just worse this time, and then there was nothing else but to try and make THAT situation into a comic, which i started on, but it was too depressing to work on so that gorily imploded too and suddenly it was the end of august and i had nothing to show for it but insanity and i guess i haven’t failed that hard in a long time. But the good thing about hitting bottom is that there’s nowhere else to go. Sometimes you have to admit you’re trying way, way too hard, and for no reason other than a severe lack of perspective. There’s nobody telling me i’m no good but me.
That’s the upside at least. Once i’d admitted that i was in a uniquely bad and stupid place creatively, the ideas started to return. I know this is all semi-interesting at best, i mean i’m not one to go on and on about my just fascinating personal life, i really don’t enjoy it in fact, i just wanted to get across that when there’s a hiatus it’s not because i’m disinterested– it’s because i want it too much. But i’m working on that. I think i want it the right amount now. Thanks for your patience, its really, really appreciated. Artists are just weird and unbalanced, that’s the takeaway here. Just humor me…
New thing over at cracked recently, for anyone who missed that (the original title was just “reasons to get over yourself,” there aren’t really a lot of tricks in there). And yeah, i’ll try and be more judicious with blog updates in future and mention these things when they happen. It’s just been that kind of month. Self-confidence returning…
Working on a solution so people can read the comix on mobile devices– stay tuned for that. It’ll be via a third-party site, and it’s something i’m really looking forward too because the great unspoken issue in webcomics right now is that something like 25% of internet traffic is mobile-only now, and that number grows every year, and woe betide anyone who doesn’t get with the times because things be changin’. So i’m doing what i can to join the present/future. And fear not, the existing site won’t be changing in any way.
thanks for sticking around,