October 8, 2012
AS YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED I took a little hiatus from the comic. After Allan and I moved from that studio apartment, nothing got better; my time was eaten up by any and all jobs I could find (every single one took total advantage of my time and particular skills without offering what I needed in return. You know. A steady paycheck.) and then, in the end, our relationship took a turn for the worse. We parted ways, and while Allan stayed in San Jose to try and finish his degree, I came home to Seattle to live with my parents and try to pay off the thousands of dollars of debt I accumulated thanks to hospital visits, panic attacks and car repairs. Lucky me.
But I am very, very lucky to have parents like mine. They allowed me to make one giant mistake after another because they trusted me enough to figure it out in the end. Thinking about the agony my personal actions must have caused them almost causes MORE anxiety but, really, I’m so thankful and appreciative to have them in my life… even if it means working without a paycheck for my mom to cover all those times they bailed me out financially.
If you’d like to know about the past three years, I’d suggest just reading Allan, though there are tons of holes and (of course) bias to that that is completely different than how I’d tell it. I really just can’t sit down and draw it, it would take too much time and heartache to do so. I do have a couple pages that I started a few weeks ago, though, so if you happen to read these author’s notes you may get to see those next update.
Not going to promise a schedule because once I do that I’ll stop wanting to make comics. There are so many emotions I need to get out, though, and it just struck me that this really is the easiest way for me to do so and feel accomplished simultaneously. I hope this appeases you for the time being and thanks for leaving the comments over the past two years… they were all read and all very much appreciated.
Tschüs für jetzt. Not a German phrase. Totally just made that up.