Here's an update on what I said in my previous journal entry.
I've taken a little break from the Megamink comic to work on some other pictures, because doing that can help me decide what to do.
Right now I'm spending a week at Wiseman's Bridge, where I get a lot of great inspiration. I have thought hard the last couple of days, and although I haven't fully decided at 100% as I may end up changing my mind again, I am now more inspired to continue work on Megamink. I recently reminded myself that after 21 years working on a series, it's almost impossible to end it just like that. But I can update the series and the characters, and that is what I hope to do in 2019.
Although it bothered me at first, I must admit that made a point, about most of the female characters in the Megamink series being drawn too sexualised, even those who weren't really supposed to be, like Rocko's sister Julie. I'm going to update them a bit, mainly have them dressed and behave a bit more modest like. For example, I might give the character Violet Bunny some new clothes for casual wear, because her normal outfit is something she should wear as an entertainer on stage, which is ironic because her first appearance was in a talent show performing "Dress You Up" by Madonna.
Regarding the stress of ideas, there is something I may or may not have mentioned. On my computer, I have a folder that simply says "Megamink" with folders of each year, and I have another one called "Random Stories And Pictures". Next year, I might change that to "Stephen Fox And Co", and I'll still do random pictures, including Megamink characters in non-Megamink pictures.
As for the Megamink comics, I may still actually do them, though I sometimes worry I'll go through a lot of sketchpads with them, especially when compared to sketchpads with my mature artwork is smaller by comparison.
I must also admit that I have enjoyed working on the comics the last couple years producing stories in a serial and manga sort of way, while other ideas have been expressed through pictures, and I know some of my friends have enjoyed reading the comics.
One important thing I must remember from all this is to take a break once in a while to do other things and work on other pictures, even do commissions for others.
With two and a half months left before 2019, I am going to try and make these new ideas work, and hopefully not stress over anything again. Please wish me luck.