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RyuuOvO|Hobbyist Digital Artist
your artworks are amazing :')
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On my own i came up with the word somnium for a comic i have a fantasy of making. I figured it had to have been used before. I googled, I found your webcomic, I read it, I enjoyed it. I've been reading a lot of dead webcomics lately and listening to a lot of dead podcasts too. They're strange digital ruins in a new e-graveyard.

Perhaps the saddest aspect of this phenomenon is watching frozen in time, the slow falling of talented artists such as yourself from off the face of the earth. A term I hear constantly is "life happens" and maybe that's good. It's happened to you and while not as talented as you, it happened to me too. I left the ambition and excitement of this world of sweat and creativity for years and am now standing at a distance looking at what it is now, and wanting to come back. 

What I find is a world as vibrant as ever. My former contemporaries now make adventure time episodes or have comics on the shelves of my local. More than that, a generation of artists has grown up, around, and past me. Impossible amounts of talent and imagination. How can there be so many. I am dwarfed by their prowess and ambition. It makes it daunting to consume so much output, but mostly daunting to come back. Talent is so much more democratized now, what will set us apart? Yours is the 4th dead portal fantasy webcomic I've read in the past week, the comic I want to write is also one. I've lost heart tho. Will this ever be more than a hobby for us? Will we ever break free of that ever expanding middle? Darkest of all, did we miss an opportunity to distinguish ourselves?

I don't know why I'm writing this here. I guess coming across the first footprints, the first creations, and the indelible marks someone left, followed by the long paces to their evident grave gets me kinda down and makes me want to say something about it. 

Any thoughts? 
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First of all, I'd just like to say thanks and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed that little comic I had going for a while back. Despite my page looking like this, I still actually check deviantArt for messages quite often.

Things do happen and unfortunately sometimes it's not possible to focus on art as much as you'd like. I'm sad to hear about your situation and I can somewhat relate. I myself am just back into doing it once again, but the difference this time is that I've withdrawn more to my personal friend circle. I haven't quit at all, a lot of things just changed. I might be drawing more than I have in the last few years, actually, just not in public. As for my comic, it will come back in some other incarnation eventually. I love it as much as I did years ago, and I'm studying the craft so I have a better grasp next time I attempt to do something like it again.

That being said, I'm not unfamiliar with what you're talking about. Indeed you can lose your interest and passion for art for various reasons. Nothing clicks, ideas don't excite you for long... Things like that. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure how to respond-- just that I know that you have to stand your ground and make things, despite obscurity and the notion of keeping up with your peers, because you enjoy what you do and want to see yourself pull through with an end-product in hand. How much does external validation matter to you?

It probably sounds cheesy. We all have different priorities and reasons for doing art, so I'm not sure if this is relevant to you at all. Anyways, I hope to see you actively making art in the future.
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Metalraptor|Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! ^_^
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nikolai60|Hobbyist Writer
AND again, Happy Birthday!
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MaxLevel27| Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :la:
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shadowlord19|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday. 
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