Haven’t posted much in a while, and I’m not sure if anyone
still reads these, but it will be a bit of a long one.
The past six months of 2021 have been possibly the most
psychologically difficult of my life. I
don’t want to go into too much detail, because it hurts too much, but I am,
most of the time, functional, if sometimes only barely. I have three separate comic projects I’m
working on that are unrelated to the issues and I have also been working 50
hours a week during this same period. Honestly,
the lack of any free time has been a good thing, as the moment I have nothing
to work on or occupy my mind I generally become a complete wreck within minutes
despite being on twice the medication I was before plus an entirely new one.
It has been difficult to write anything funny or upbeat
given my current outlook on life and not have it feel like a lie, but I hope it
hasn’t been reflected in the quality of the work, because I still do love to do
In several months time I will be alone most of the time and
will need this more than ever. Hopefully
the kickstarter Misfile book will be done or finishing up by then and I will
likely need to find something else to replace those hours.
I’m not asking for anything, but I feel the need to explain
my complete absence from all social media and frankly almost all online
presence. I will hopefully turn it
around and feel like a human being again but I suspect it will take quite some
time, likely at least a year, before I return to any semblance of anything I
could consider normal and I appreciate all your support during that time.
Not sure what else to write without bringing myself further
down, so I’ll leave it at that, I suppose.
Time to watch something funny and try to laugh if I can manage it. Some of history’s best work has been create
under these sorts of psychological clouds, so hopefully in the end I can make
something good out of the pain, look back on it and laugh at myself.