Vote over at TWC and you can see some cuties from tomorrow's page :)
We're back in the mall! Good ol' Pretzel Kingdom and its wayward employee. I debated for awhile what an appropriate response would be to Marisa's story, and landed on "no response is best response." At the end of the day, whatever is most hilarious is probably what I'll land on. It's hard to draw Vincent looking shocked about anything because his face doesn't move most of the time.
Arghhhh I have been super distracted this week. I could have knocked out both of this week's pages pretty quickly, I think, but my brain won't focus. Some combination of the constant weather changes and just general melancholy in anticipation of winter approaching, probably. It probably doesn't help that I've been following more and more artists on Twitter, and they're all amaaaazing and have like, tens of thousands of followers...and after awhile that does land a few hits to the ego. I think at a certain point, no matter how good you are, there's always that realization that "oh shit! there are so many other good people!" and it's hard to turn off that part of your brain that freaks out. We cannot all be the Michael Jordan of art...I can't imagine how Scottie Pippen felt on a regular basis. Plus, I keep seeing other people developing comic ideas with werewolves, and then I have to go through the whole process of reminding myself that werewolves aren't particularly original, and that's half the reason I started writing this comic. Like, I cannot be frustrated if other people make things with werewolves in them, because fuck it, there are a million stories with werewolves. Most of them are all very similar, because certain tropes attach themselves to werewolves over and over, so all I can do is try to put something a little different out there. I'm on track to have at least 1000 followers on Twitter by the end of the year, which is not tens of thousands, but they are very good followers, so I will try to remind myself that any progress counts as progress. Side note: you should follow me on Twitter.
Positive thinking is hard, friends. I think it takes a lot more effort than people give it credit, because you have to keep repeating the positive things to yourself for awhile before your brain is on board. I've been through some crazy shit in my life, and I will tell you that giving in to the negative thoughts have definitely never helped. You cannot survive on the negative thoughts.
So, some positives for today:
-Ya'll really liked my lesbian backstory flashback(s), and I'm happy for us
-The rest of the shopping segment is super cute and almost done :)
-My brain wouldn't let me sleep last week and I ended up coming up with some great shit for the next chapter
-My life stuff is finally slowing down a bit, which is always helpful for continued productivity
-I cleaned my car, so now it's time to take the dog to the beach and fuck it up again.
-Tomorrow's page is good and I love it.