Disclaimer: I actually have no idea how to get a panel of strangers to give your baby thirty grand. For all of you who were randomly googling those specific keywords in the hopes of striking gold, I'm sorry. Keep looking.
For the rest of you, welcome to another (chronically late) installment of Dailen's Comic Blog! Hit the jump and let's delve into my absolutely absurd title for the week.
Hi, everyone! Welcome to another installment of my comics blog!
Apologies for the missed post last week--I was lucky enough to make it out to Salt Lake Comic Con this year, and that sucked up quite a lot of my time and energy! I did make an attempt to write a post while I was out there... but had trouble updating from mobile. Either way, y'all don't care about the excuses, I know. But I'm back on track now!
This week, I'm going to talk about some real, productive stuff... but I also want to address something that's a huge part of my creative life--something I know other writers and artists deal with, too.
It's... tah-daaaaah! Anxiety and Depression!
Hit the jump, and let's talk creative pitfalls and goals!
Hullo, everyone, and welcome to another weekly installment of the Dailen Makes a Comic Chronicles. Apologies that my post is a little later than my "every Monday" goal--this weekend I was at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, and Monday was for the fourteen hour drive back to CO from IL.
Boy howdy, was the weekend a trip! It's always kind of a strange, fun show to attend, but this time it was a whole other level of off the wall. For those of you not following me on other social media--I'm not sure how many there are of you, but just in case--let me catch you up on the craziest thing to happen to me, definitely this year, but possibly ever. Is this kind of thing even possible this early in my career?
Someone got a TATTOO of one of my comic's magic circle designs. ON SITE. AT THE CON. And he returned to show me, grinning, arm still bloodied and saran-wrapped from the session. He said his name was Aaron, I believe, but never mentioned a last name. Oh well. I hope you're alright with me posting the pictures, Aaron! What you did means a lot to me, for reasons I don't know how to fully explain. Thanks for showing me it's possible for people to have a raw, visceral connection with my original designs. It makes me even more optimistic about this comic--even if it also makes me more nervous, haha.
Anywhoo, I'm making some slow, but steady story progress over here, too. Hit the jump to hear about my goals, plots, and plans for this week!
Welcome to my tiny corner of the internet, everyone. :)
If you're reading this, there's a good chance that you're one of the ten or so people who has kept up with my webcomic from its inception, and you're here to keep an eye on updates going forward. Thank you! I hope you enjoy this journey as much as I do--even if it can be scary sometimes. I'm going to try and write weekly here about where I'm at in the creation of a comic, and as a one-man production team, I know it's bound to be a wild ride. I'll try and include as much as I can here about my process and resources, without spoiling any of the story!
Anyway. If you've been around a while, chances are you were here when I tried to release this comic the first time around, back when it was still Bring Them Back! It's come a long way since then, and I think it shows--not only has my art improved immensely, but my writing has, too. And the story has ballooned into something bigger and better than I ever could have imagined in its first incarnation.
Let's take a walk down memory lane after the jump, and I'll talk a little bit about what failed then--and what I'll do differently now.
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