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It's really weird to fall away from something (and in this case, have your characters fall away from you). You move on in some respects. For several years, I just did other things, like Absinthe Junk. And then one day the light turns back on and you're running full boar like nothing ever changed.

Except things have changed. Everyone is older now, the internet's attention span is all wack, and you're trying to fight tooth and nail back into relevancy so hard your head's spinning. And then you step back and remember, you're only telling this story because you have to get it out of your brain. And if one person digs it as much as you do, well right the fuck on. Relevancy is great and all and I'd love my site metrics to be back up where they were - I'll obviously keep doing everything I can as it's a huge help in getting back out to conventions to see everyone but it just can't be about that.

It's about ignoring the numbers and just printing off a new page, sticking it in the proof, and staring at it for a few minutes. Feeling accomplishment and pride in your work. That rules face. This is the artistic nirvana young-ass me did not understand. Finishing a page or two a week and saying, 'Damn that panel be a fine ass piece of work!' We should all strive to get to there. Granted, a year from now we'll all think that fine ass panel is a piece of shit. But hey, it's a killer starting point.

I am so very happy to be here! :dance:
  • Drinking: Sweeeeet Teeeeea
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Sinful-Suffering Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're seriously awesome. I couldn't tell you how happy my husband and I were when we saw your comic was back. We'll always be huge fans of both the comic and your music. Rock on, JB!
usn1 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
You know I've had figures that I created because I wanted to, not because I was paid to. Then they will sit at R-Galaxy comic shop, sometimes for a couple years until someone comes in and says "That's what I've been looking for!" and buys it. No better feeling in the world, keep creating! :D
taslasness Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
*Exactly!  Keep on kicking butt!
Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is such a kickass attitude to have towards creating your comic and sharing it with the world. I hope I can feel the same when I get my own comic going. :heart:
As others have already (rightfully) said, rock on! :highfive:
jojoseames Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Artist
JASwriter Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rock on, Blair! As an artist (both musical and webcomic - I can relate), you know what you've got inside, so keep building on it! :D
Isengim Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
We're all glad to have you, Blair. So rock the fuck on.
Griffen47 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Just kick ass Blair, it is who you are and it will attract people who enjoy it.  *thumbsup*
chrislea Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I've reached that realization (and forgotten it all over again) several times.  It really is like finding zen and attaining nirvana when you hit it.  I'm glad you've discovered it - and I hope I'll do the same, too!  ^_^;
VAgentZero Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Can't find where I saw this, but I saw a big, multi-panel image post on Tumblr which had a very astute point about art and creative endeavors.  Paraphrased:  build a gift for someone, doesn't matter who.  They may like it, they may not; it may trigger the desired effect on your audience, it may not; no matter.  Your duty is to the gift itself.

Please continue to kick ass.  It's what you're best at.

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