I've been gone from the internet for almost 2 1/2 months now, and chances are I won't be coming back for quite a while longer. Nevertheless I just wanted to give a quick update and thank all my fans who have been so supportive of me these past few weeks/months.
I've been amazed at the number of genuine well wishes that I've received. I think the vast majority of my fans genuinely do enjoy my doodles and cartoons and that the well organized and extremely vocal "haters" of me and my work make up a very very VERY small percentage of my watchers. There have been some absolutely wonderful comments and messages being sent my way, and several of you have even sent me links to advice sites or inspirational posts. I truly do appreciate it. Thank you so very much.
I don't say Thank You enough, I think. Because of my fans I've been able to do some amazing things and I owe you guys a lot. Because of you'all, I've been able to visit another country and make friends from all over the world, something I would never have been able to do on my own. That's something incredibly special that I didn't pay enough attention to. I let the negativity fester too much inside me and getting rid of that is a long and slow process of recovery.
I've been drawing since I've been away. I have a little sketch book I doodle in whenever I have the time and as a result of that some interesting illustrations spring to life. I've been making artwork for some booklets that I might sell at a convention sometime later next year. Maybe. I do think that I truly enjoy drawing. It's comforting and a great way to work through problems you face.
One thing that has helped me is to know that I am not alone. CharlieIsSoCoolLike posted a video www.youtube.com/watch?v=_56nx3… shortly after I left about how he's scared about creating new content, which sparked a plethora of video responses www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGmAek… www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi04oC… on youtube from a wide variety of content creators who all echoed the same fears, many of which resonated with problems or issues I've been facing. TheOatmeal.com theoatmeal.com/comics/making_t… also made a post about what it's like being a web comic artist and that too truly resonated with me.
I don't know when I'll post again, but for the meantime I just want to say thank you to everyone who's been so supportive. I'm gonna get through this, it's just gonna take some time. Thank you to those of you who are being so patient with me while I work through my issues. I truly appreciate it.