Okay, so this post is gonna be a little different from even my usual apologetic rambling. I dunno, i’m just guilty of gripping the stick too tight at times (that’s Canadian for “trying too hard”), and occasionally that means aiming higher than one can reasonably go, and spending Way Too Long on a given piece, and then the comic i’m working on becomes like a word you say over and over again until it loses all meaning and the whole thing just goes over like an improperly-loaded container ship (WINSTON, YOU HAVE NOT STACKED THE BOXES CORRECTLY!! WE’RE GOING TO–AIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEE!!ETC). Happens to us all i’m sure, it’s just frustrating, and then it’s been two weeks since the last update and i have nothing new to post and i honestly can’t stand lettin’ down the team like that, so maybe this is just some kind of semi-therapeutic thing as part of the efforts to get myself back to earth and not freak the hell out so much over my work.
Thus: i’m just gonna step off the ice for a sec and post some of that Failed Stuff from the past few years, just to kind of get it off my chest i guess. Or maybe just for novelty purposes. But maybe also to convey that just because you have no editor doesn’t mean you shouldn’t or won’t have a cutting room floor, and just because you post a lot of well-received work doesn’t mean you don’t have a lot of ideas that you’re just not good enough to pull off or that just suck but you don’t notice until the 11th hour.
I think the thing i was working on for this week, which you can read here in Way-Too-Big format, falls into that category. You know how you feel about an issue but sometimes the words just don’t come. Or some of them come but not others. Or they were there the whole time, but you’re no longer listening because you’ve been working on the damn thing for too long and just need to put it aside before you go mental. So yeah, part of this is me feeling bad for not having something new to post this week, but it’s also an attempt to kind of turn a corner and kind of not go so mental over comix. I’ll be back soon, fear not, this is just one minor blip in a long-standing series. I just like to be up front about the ol’ Periodic Artistic Struggles. It comes with the territory, and it’s the truth (and i like the truth), and i’d feel better if i heard another artist saying it, so i’m saying it.
see you shortly,