LOOK I’M FINALLY POSTING AGAIN.
Sorry for the long, long absence. And thank you for checking this page again!
I don’t really have a compelling explanation for not posting for three full months, even for myself. Why do I go through times when what is theoretically among the most important things for me to do, according to my own values, is almost impossible for me to do? I suppose avoiding things that carry a heavy emotional weight of any kind is actually quite easy… particularly with no social or financial pressure to do otherwise. Part of actually living deliberately would be doing the hard things anyway, somehow, but I’m not there yet it seems…
There are times when the anxiety I feel (fearing self-exposure, dooming my job prospects; anticipating rejection by my family, scandal, financial ruin; wondering just what sort of wrath I might bring upon myself by being female and using the word “feminist” to describe myself on the internet) about posting this comic literally keeps me from sleeping at night. A lot of people have told me that I am “brave” for making this kind of art, but it turns out that just starting the project has not made me automatically continue to be brave enough to keep going. It is an arduous burden of fear to carry, and all I can really promise is that it will continue to be important to me. I hope that will mean I won’t turn back no matter how terrifying it might get.
Well, that was more words with no pictures than strictly necessary! Back to drawing comics… expect weekly posts for a while, anyway.