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posted March 24th, 2017, 4:19 pm

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March 24th, 2017, 4:52 pm



This is the longest I've gone without an update. I hate having to say this but life sure is a blockade. That break did help me with this comic though, funnily enough.
Being able to distance myself from this comic, I was able to see the flaws. Seeing them didn't make me want to give up though, instead motivated me to improve. But I knew I couldn't improve if I worked as diligently as before. When I first started this comic, I had a backup of 80 pages which I would set to post every 3 days. As this queued out, I was working on this comic every second I had and making sure to create one page at least every 3 days. When I started my second comic on a whim because my friends thought it would be funny, I tried getting that one to be a page a day. In turn this comic's updates began to slow down. The queue ran out and updates became less frequent. Life began to pile up too both began to suffer with their updates.
All my free time revolved around my comics. I wasn't too upset by this, as comic making was my passion which I had done all my life, but I felt like I wasn't getting anywhere. It felt like I was making things for a small audience, and at that expense impairing my skills. So, once I was too overwhelmed by the dual demons of life and responsibilities I stepped back and took a break. In this break I was able to get things in my life back on track and improve them. In my free time I continued to draw, but instead of drawing my comic I drew whatever I wanted to and was able to be more experimental. There's this problem comic artists face that I didn't know about before, where if they focus on their comic their art does improve, but just becomes more refined version of their style. It's not allowed to grow past a certain point. I realized that had happened to me because once I started drawing for fun my art style surged and in a short time I was already miles ahead of where I was before.
Even so, I never gave up on this comic. I always wanted to come back because I had a story and characters I loved and wanted to get out. I don't think I'd ever truly abandon this comic.

This is probably the most personal I've ever gotten online, which isn't even that personal and is missing many parts of the whole story, but I just wanted to touch on some truths of comic making and how even though it's for fun it can hold you back. #realtalk

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