Waiting Room

September 17, 2017

deathclock

A short new comic for you, about being an artist (or trying to be…).

-Wr

24 Responses to “Waiting Room”

  1. Dott McDaniel Says:

    Whoa. Feels like what all artists experience.

  2. Keulan Says:

    These comics make me wish I had even half the artistic ability you have.

  3. hoom Says:

    Some⁽ʷʰᵒ⁾ say life is a waiting room.

    A waiting room to a waiting room.

    It’s waiting rooms all the way away

  4. Leak Says:

    I think you might want to have Subnormality home page point to this comic – unless this just happens to be the waiting room for the new comic… 🙂


  5. I don’t mind spending a lot of time in the waiting room if it’s filled with artists singing songs, drawing comics or telling amazing stories. 😉

  6. leoboiko Says:

    I read this comic in significantly less time than 40min.

    Who are you, and what have you done to the author?

  7. Woot100 Says:

    Really glad to see you’re updating, really happy to see Ethel again, really needed to read this tonight. Thank you for being like, the coolest, literally ever

  8. Spike Says:

    Depends on what “making it” is.
    Since I find the idea of complete strangers reading what I write to be both confusing and vaguely horrifying, and I like having a day job (luckily one with a bit of down time to write in), I consider that I’ve “made it” in that I can entertain my circle of friends at times and have a cohesive body of work for myself.

    The room, the process, the whole deal, really, is what you make it. Instead of waiting room, I chose an empty house to decorate for myself and my guests.

    I’ve jokingly told my family and friends that when I die, they can use all my drafts and papers to create a nice funeral pyre for my body. That said, they can do what they want with it, I won’t be there to care about my privacy anymore, much less the disposition of some paper.

  9. Old Nobodaddy Says:

    There’s nothing on the other side of the door. Not that you’ll ever find out, you’re in there working on your craft like they told you in public school.

    The door never opens. If you open it you’ll see the doorway was bricked up sometime in 2002. Pry those bricks up and you’ll find additional walls with earlier dates. The wall marked 1958 is grafittoed “Fatty Arbuckle would have supported Gamergate,” in Urban Decay Vice Lipstic (shade: Roach).

    Once you get that far, you may as well givw up and leave. But once you gather your things and head back the way you came in, you’ll discover that way’s now bricked up.

  10. Akap* Says:

    Hi Winston

    Happy new year! ☺🤓😇🤗😍😘😉😆🤔😎😁🤣😝🍾🍻🍺🥂

  11. Akap* Says:

    Hi Winston

    Happy new year! Cant wait to see what ur working on for 2018

  12. chase Says:

    ethel is such a great character. she singlemindedly devotes herself to her passion… as an easily-distracted 20-something i could benefit from that mentality 🙂 thank you as always, winston ❤

    oh, BTW — your link for hitmen doesn't work anymore. it's redirecting me to some site and trying to auto-downlad flash… pretty sketchy…

    comicfury went offline a few years ago. thorsby posted hitmen (and all of their other weird, wonderful comics!) over here — http://hitmen.thecomicseries.com/

  13. Haze Says:

    rejuvenating


  14. I got Hunter S. Thompson’s revolver and I’m not afraid to use it.


  15. This one gave me hope at a time when I didn’t have any. I relate in way people can’t see. They will.

    It’s how I feel, it’s what I do, I can’t choose. It just happened, I became this somehow. I don’t really have anyone to share my work with… aside from that it might as well be written in fucking hieroglyphs. Even the people who read Egyptian can’t make heads or tails of it because I taught myself how to speak and just made my own rules.

    My thing is different like, I write functions and; I kinda believe there’s maybe an art to be found in that. They don’t always have to be utilitarian, they don’t have to be perfect. I wanna make something feel alive without animating it at all.

    And so… I just have a lot of broken shattered fragments from all across the years in a sort of heap. Sometimes I’d get low on myself and think like: the people who think nothing of them were right after all.

    Worst of all loads of it is destroyed now, lost or left behind on other people’s platters from when I didn’t have tools, the time, or peace of mind.

    So maybe things work out by 35 instead of 25.

    When you posted this I wasn’t sure they would. Like I said, it gave me hope. It made me cry. Hell it still could if I let it. It’s a beautiful piece that should speak to the creator in all of us.

    Recently I had some bad shit happen, I had to look back and there was a better person there than I expected. There was improvement I didn’t expect to see… and it’s all me.

    They say you’ll know your place in the world before you find it. Artists like you kept me going when I didn’t think there was one.

    Thank you.

    Were we early to meet gods,
    yet too late, to be human?
    What are ‘was’, ‘is’, and ‘will be’,
    for us children, of time?
    Is the cosmos, our shrine?

  16. X Says:

    I hope all is well with you , and I am patiently waiting for your return.

  17. Line Noise Says:

    Like many i too have found myself waiting for the stop sign to turn green…
    Art comes from our personal internal void and thus supplants it with a new or expanded reality but there is no guaranty that it will become a shared reality.

    Art requites no audience, even if the audience craves art.

  18. hilather blackcloak Says:

    so, when is the comic coming back? and whats going on with the cartoon series since Cracked isn’t making anymore YouTube videos?


    • Hi, the comic is coming back soon-ish; we’re just in the final weeks of finishing up peopleWatching season two, and then after that i look forward to getting back to inflicting you all with comics again, and the walls of text therein (i’ve been writing the next comic, just have no time to draw until the show is done). Believe me when i say i’m Dying to get back to subnormality, and i’m happy with the next script too, and i’ve at least been practicing my craft in the interim so the next comic should look pretty good at least… (spoiler: it has walls of text too)

      As for the show, in Canada it’ll be on CBC’s digital site and their youtube as well, and then it will likely still be on Cracked’s youtube in the rest of the world (they no longer produce their own video content, but our show isn’t funded by them). That way if people like season two, they can easily find season one right there in the same place.

      Thanks for asking– i apologize for the wait, but more comix will be on the way (plus another season of peopleWatching, debuting in july probably).


    • Yes! More comics and more episodes!

      Have you ever considered collaborating with a fellow comic artist, maybe for a small script?

    • Bob Says:

      Woohoo!! I’ve been wondering what you’ve been up to Winston – great to hear that season two is almost done! I loved the first season and am looking forward to the second one.
      I’m so glad someone checked-in with you and you replied – I have subnormality as my homepage so I can find out when there’s a new comic that’s been posted!

      Big fan here. Patiently waiting for yet looking forward to new content – keep up the good work!

  19. X Says:

    Thanks for the update. I hope you have a good summer.

  20. Squiggy Says:

    Your art/comics make me feel things and I love it.

    But the one about the silence and the worms. That freaked me out on a deep level. Well done ❤


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