This Has Been One Amazing Yearon June 29, 2012 at 10:08 pm
At time of writing, the website is still mid-transfer. You may not be reading this on the day it is important but nonetheless, here it is. Hopefully when we’re back you’ll find the website running faster and smoother. That is the outcome we are hoping for.
Today is the 23rd of June. That is to say, the one-year anniversary of the very first TAB strip posted! In one year we managed to accumulate 295 strips! That is INSANITY. This year has flown by like nothing ever has before in my life. I can’t even begin to express how grateful I am for the opportunity to put my stupid comics on the internet. The future is crazy. If these stories and pictures were only for me, then they wouldn’t be on the internet. They are here for you fine internet people, here to entertain you and to make you laugh. I enjoy making them, sure, but mostly I am attempting to spread a little joy in the one way I know I can without meeting you in person and telling you that you have a lovely bone structure and that you smell nice.
I tend to ramble, a lot. This is the perfect environment in which to have that problem too, but I’ll try not to. To be completely honest I am very burnt out right now. ‘Iron Tide’ is proving to be almost too much to handle, what with the multiple eight-panels per week full of fight-scenes and robots and friggin’ bi-planes. I have just about reached my wits’ end but I will power through for the sake of what is actually turning you to be an awesome story. I have not played a video game In almost three weeks. I work and I come home to draw then I sleep and repeat, it’s draining, but satisfying. I don’t feel like the comics have suffered from my being so pressed for time, but I certainly am a tired son of a gun. Once this story is over we are switching to some simple jokes/talking/less action stories for a while! Going to get a breather up in here.
Alright that was a LITTLE ramblish. Let me just address you people specifically now.
THANK YOU FRIENDS AND INTERNET PEOPLE.
Beginning to work on comics again, with The Aversion Bureau, has given my life such purpose. Even so far as to make me decide that this is something I want to pursue as a career. I mean to actually decide that, as opposed to fantasize. My plan is still to work on the internet for now and one day attempt graphic novels with a real publisher, but it is now my main and real focus. Wish me luck. I hope to see you all, every step of the way, along this terrifying and unreliable path of my life.
So many incredibly awesome things have happened in just one short year, I’ve met TONS and TONS of amazing people, on the internet and in person, people who will have to be specifically and effusively thanked in the next book. I have experienced a truly re-affirming first convention appearance and had the pleasure of finally bringing a creation of my own to print, to physically hold my own work in book form. Even if I plan on shortly creating another book that blows that one out of the water, that’s an incredible moment. (Please forgive me if I’ve forgotten anything/anyone. I’m barely with it over here)
Anyway. One year down! There are many more to come, I can promise you that. Honestly, the drawing of so many comic strips does exhaust me but the ideas won’t stop coming. I have so much more to say with these silly little cartoon people. Really we haven’t barely even gotten started. I hope that excites you as much as it excites me.
Soon I am going to begin working on the next book, the first “REAL” book. The year-one collection. Currently I am finishing the ‘Iron Tide’ story which is destroying my hands and mind. I will be taking an extended break from Sunday strips this summer at some point in order to wind down and recuperate. Comics gonna keep coming five times a week no-matter God-damn what. That’s where we stand right now! Just getting up to date.
Again, thank you all. Friends, family and internet people. All of this means the world to me.