I haven’t read comics in about two months now. Aside from a few general pieces here and there, I haven’t written about comics in about a year. There are some things about the comics community that are pretty ugly. And those things are getting in the way of my enjoyment of comics.
I started Dresden Codak nine years ago. Here’s a comparison of the very first strip I uploaded with the last panel of the most recent page.
In 2005 I was a floundering 21-year-old college student with no direction and growing debt. I drew that snake comic in a statistics class I was failing, and on my way home I decided to scan it and maybe put together a website. I thought if I kept doing that, I could teach myself to draw, as a fun hobby.
Since then, this comic has become my full time job (since 2008), and last year I raised over half a million dollars in the second most successful comics Kickstarter ever. I draw what I like, I have fans all around the globe, and most fortunately, I know what I want to do with my life. In those nine years I’ve had countless people from all corners tell me I couldn’t do this or that, or that I was wasting my time trying something that had no future or point. At the end of the day, though, I can only say “I’ll show you,” and I try to do just that.
Never underestimate the power of time, hard work, and stubbornness.
Beings on a final tour of the universe find me in a coma-like state, near the heat death of all things. “We would take you with Us on our extra-dimensional journey, but Our physiologies are too different,” They say sadly, were sadness a thing They felt. “What were you?”
"I am the last son of creatures called Humanity." I don’t so much speak the words as have them taken from me, by the Beings’ probing all-mind. "And if you have time for one last story, I will tell it, then die here with What Once Was."
The Beings agree. I begin. “In West Philadelphia, born and raised
Sunday quiz: Why do you love the devil? (For a related post, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/77646171638/sunday-quiz-how-sinful-are-you-for-more-info)
"Uh… I’ll take a number four, with a side of twelve, and an atheist to go."
I like “Hippy Capitalists” just because I like the idea of a chick on bell bottom jeans, a top hat, and monocle.
hi i’m number four
#2 in the second column makes me think someone got camped in Stranglethorn a little too long.
"Nope", the anime.
Based on that hilarious text post.
I would watch the hell out of this.
I have taken to calling the Amber Flashbacks the “red stripes” when sorting through the archives.
You know. To myself.
Because I’m a crazy person.
Red Stripes! Hooray Trauma!
yes, so far so good, now just to draw the last two fingers