One thing I've always been searching for, whether it's a group on deviantart, or even on Facebook, is a quality group of cartoonists that discuss work and give quality feedback to each other.
Time and time again, when I join possible cartoonist groups, they always end up places where people just share their sketches and half hearted works like a fourth grader putting new art on the refrigerator waiting for praise from mommy. I can't stand that one bit. I want people to share art that is something they are really putting all their effort into. Not just sketches either, actual work pertaining to comics. Character design, thumbnails and roughs
This last year has been very difficult for me, and my new little family. Last summer, a week after my wife found out she was pregnant with our first child, we learned that I had cancer. Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the tongue to be precise. Never been a drinker or smoker either, so it was a real shock to have oral cancer.
Over the last several months, Ive had four surgeries, lost 30% of my tongue from surgeries to remove tumors, had two neck dissections to remove tumors from when the cancer spread to my lymph nodes, a major muscle was removed from my neck in the process because of the cancer, lost my job because of all the surgeries and wasn&#