Vote over at TWC (I’m at 9!!????) and you can see the thumbnails from this week’s page, which are just about as gay.

This page is inspired by how confused I was in college that every woman was super cute and adorable, and eventually you realize that you don’t just want to steal their fashion ideas…Granted, I didn’t really solidify my sexuality until I was in my late 20s. Frankly, I’ve been riding wave after wave of traumatic nonsense for years, so I spent most of college doing homework and having panic attacks. It was fun! Great time.

ANYWAY, Marin has realized some things. Some gay things. And if you’re wondering who she’s looking at, it’s all three of them, because Marin’s type is every lady.

So, yeah, focus on the happy things going on in the top half of this page, and shuffle the ominous feeling you get from those last two panels into the back of your mind for next week O_O.

I spent most of this morning, WAY TOO LONG, fighting with this page. I tried textures, I tried a dark background, I tried a light background, Photoshop crashed once in there…it was great. I defeated it, though. Part of the reason I leave the finishing touches for most pages until the morning I post them is because I like having fresh eyes. When I’ve been staring at the same page all day, I stop being able to see what’s not working clearly. At the end of the day, my goal is to be at least 80% happy with every page. I don’t aim for 100%, because this comic would never get finished, but I aim high. This has generally gotten me good results, and I can look back at pages I made 2.5 years ago and still be happy with them, and that’s what matters.

BTW, this week is my 2.5 year anniversary! I didn’t bother celebrating the 2 year anniversary because I was too depressed from the election. Also, the weather in February makes me even more depressed. But now it’s summer, and summer is different and sunny and good, so yay for 2.5 years! I’m going to keep going, and one day this beast will get published, and maybe one day someone will just offer to publish it for me so I don’t have to put in all that effort myself. That’d be neat.