Thursday, June 25, 2009

take a break

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Sad news perhaps, sit down if you are for some reason standing while using the computer. I have decided to take a break from the daily comic. Yes, no more new comics. I feel like I've gotten what I wanted to accomplish with this project and now it's time to review them, think about what I've learned and how I've changed, and figure out what to do next. I've developed a lot of inhibitions since starting this thing. What would happen is I would notice a pattern in the comics I was making (For example, imbalanced power dynamics between two interacting characters, such that one is dominant and bossy, the other quiet and submissive. Or another example is starting the first panel with someone saying something like "Hey, let's go do *blank*!"). Upon noticing a pattern I would immediately try to stop doing it and it would immediately become an inhibition. The result of this is that my natural impulses have slowly become stifled. This may be part of why I'm having less fun. So, I want to explore these things in relative privacy for a while. Also, I would like to start work on a bigger project. I thought of a character I'd maybe like to develop. His name is Senor Gazpacho and he travels through the desert on a flying cactus.
I may still update occasionally. It's been fun! Even when it wasn't, it was still fun.


Mark said...

Nathan, I've been following these comics, looking forward to the new ones every day.

It sounds like a good moment to pause and reflect, and inventory the growth you've experienced and the benefits from this part of your life. I look forward to the next thing you produce!


Erin Tanner said...

youre number one nathan! i will try to take over in your place