For the last month or so I have not been posting a whole lot of comics. Between getting to MoCCA, getting my kickstarter funded, and a pretty sizable list of personal problems I took a tumble off of the wagon and into Sadness Creek. It turns out the workload I have put myself under for the last few years is way too heavy for me to carry. I have been constantly warned by a lot of people who know what they are talking about that I would burn out eventually, and I really honestly should have paid attention. I can’t stress enough that I legitimately broke in a serious way, and for my mental and physical health I am making some hard choices about how I will be using my time.
First of all I will be taking a break from publishing other people through Milk Money Books for a while. I started putting books out to try and promote artists I really love, and it was a huge privilege to be able to do what I did. I am still friends with most of the artists, and will be pushing their work even more now that I will have some extra time on my hands. I plan to come back swinging and already have some amazing projects lined up, but I will be doing full on books instead of the pamphlets I have done already. I will also be looking for someone to partner up on this with since the stress of doing it myself was pretty horrible.
I will be taking the time to enjoy drawing again. I will try my best to keep the comics coming at at least a close to daily pace, but the days of me posting three a day are for the most part over. If I get faster in my drawing this may change, but I am a VERY slow artist. I didn’t start drawing until I was a full on adult, so the idea of whipping anything out in a relaxed way just isn’t in the cards for me. I really want to get into life drawing and maybe painting as well. You know. Artsy stuff.
Looking for more collaborative projects. Maybe books, a webcomic, I don’t know. I am tired of every aspect of this job being so damned lonely. I obviously can’t take on every project, but if you have an idea for something or want to see if we get along, shoot me an email. I am super interested in a project where someone else can do the inking. I am such a slow inker. It’s really something terrible. Want to co-write and ink a webcomic for half ownership? Seriously, who wants too?
Thank you guys so much for everything. I really really don’t mean to be such a cry baby. It’s hard to feel depressed at all when I stop and think about all of the sweet emails and support I have gotten this last year. Between the people coming to see me at MoCCA and the kickstarter money, you guys have really pulled me through this in a serious way. I can say without a doubt that without that support I could not have gotten this far along without throwing in the towel.
I love you,
People can’t keep tolerating this shit. The goddamned rape threats. The harassment. All of the ways women in comics are subjected to bullshit because they are women.
This should be addressed in outright vocal disgust by people. Lots of people. *Industry people*.
It needs to become crystal…