I have nothing to ask. I just wanted to tell you that your work makes me wish I hadn't given up on my own cartooning so long ago. You're brilliant.
Man, thank you so much. This is such a sweet compliment and it is actually really relevant to something I’ve been wanting to talk about on my poor, un-updated blog…
I have been absolutely LOVING my 9-5 graphic design job. I get to work on an amazingly fun team and make work that challenges me and that I find fun. But where does that fit in with my comics and stuff? I find myself coming home after work not wanting to really draw anymore. I don’t have that burning desire to create constantly that is key to so many artists’ success, and since graduating, I don’t have the pressure to prove myself that comes with being in school.
Maybe I just have to find the right balance, maybe I was always just meant to do graphic design, maybe I’m just happiest when I’m around people at a desk job so I don’t feel the same need to create anymore? I’m not really sure what it is. I feel like within the illustrator or comics community, falling into obscurity = failure. When I feel ashamed about how rarely I’m drawing anymore, my shame isn’t coming from failing my own expectations, it’s coming from not meeting those of my peers. That doesn’t really make much sense because I’m happy! But maybe it’s just since the whole 9-5 thing is still so new to me, and soon I’ll come right back to making comics after the transition period is over?
I’m not sure what I’m trying to say here except that I can understand where you’re coming from. I’m afraid I’ll look back and regret that I didn’t do more with the amazing, kind, sweet, generous following I’ve had so far. I know that I feel incredibly happy and lucky to have the life I have and the successes I’ve had so far, but I’m not sure what’s in my future.
Sorry for using your ask as a diary entry hahahah but can anyone else relate? Has anyone else gone through this non-creative period?
(This doesn’t AT ALL mean that I’ll stop posting my art and comics, I’ll always have projects coming up and things to show you guys. Thanks for sticking with me!)
Whoa look I’m doodling again! I took a long creative break after I graduated and stopped being a student for the rest of my life and that freaked me out but I promise I’m still alive!
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Good news everyone! the CCAD Comics Anthology featuring me and some very cool people is here!!!
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Thank you so much for all of your lovely messages everyone!! I’m not going to publish too many more because I don’t want to overload anyone’s dash and make them annoyed but I appreciate every single one and I am going through and answering them privately now!
I love you guys thank you for being so sweet and welcoming to me I am so glad Tumblr exists omg
Just would like to let you know how magical your artwork is! Recently someone I follow reblogged one of your comics and I was instantly drawn to it and had to find the source. You really captured how I feel a lot of the times and it's just wonderful and comforting to know that there are other people in the same boat. Thank you so much for that! I am grateful for your talent and grace.
Thank you so much. You are so kind and lovely, and although I don’t know how much talent and grace I have, it’s always so nice to hear that the stuff I make can affect someone so positively. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to tell me how you feel! ♥♥
Hi Colleen. New follower here. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
HI! Thank you so much for following!
This is where I would go. It’s not technically in the world sorry
Who is your favorite artist? (Excluding you of course)
I am no where near my list of favorite artists haha!! But here’s my list of people that inspire me most:
Kali Ciesemier (my biggest inspiration, no doubt)
And obviously my lord and savior, creator of all things good in this world. Naoko Takeuchi, mother of Sailor Moon. Also Hayao Miyazaki, because of course.
Thank you so much for asking!!
hi hello it was nice to meet you at space!! i have been seeing your comics around school and stuff forever now and they are so nice and you're nice okay that's all
AHHH!! Thank you!! You are so so talented and I love your comics and I am so glad to meet more awesome people at CCAD doing comics!! You are so nice.
hey, youre pretty cool and stuff.
I tried to think of something really cool to draw you and all I could think of was this thumbs up with sunglasses on it. I’m sorry. Thank you for real though!!! ♥♥