Sometimes I wish I could get as excited about comics as I did when I was like 14. I still like them and all, but back then it was like WOW THIS IS THE BEST I AM COMPLETELY INSPIRED NOW I WILL MAKE ALL OF THE THINGS I’M HIGH ON LIFE AND ART.

Maybe the difference is that now I’m too practical and I veer away from starting things that won’t get finished, so now getting cool ideas can feel kind of draining and disappointing instead of filling me with awe and wonder for the endless bounds of the imagination.

Now it’s like “shit I have an idea but it’ll take this many hours to draw and this many hours to ink and I don’t even know enough about painting to do justice to that and I’m supposed to be drawing a video game joke right now anyway.”

I could probably get more done if I slept less on days I don’t have a pressing reason to be awake too.

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    I kind of feel the same way. What really sucks too is I feel these ideas are a lot better than the ones I had where I...
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  6. thisgamerslife said: I get this way about ideas I have for writing, I would love to start writing something but I know where my creative hangups are and then I get discouraged and don’t write anything because I know eventually I will run into those problems.
  7. you-know-nothing-of-foxes said: "This too shall pass" I can’t empathize with the cruel demands of the Internet, clamoring for your comics. But I would never wish for it to drain your inspiration or enthusiasm. Keep your head up, Cealosquid!
  8. neekko said: Ah, yes. That hideously-long process needed in order to make that awesome thing happen is what made me lose my drive, too.
  9. roshi-no-tabi said: I haven’t read comics since like 3 months into the DC reboot. I love the characters for forever, but I just lost time for the stories.
  10. diceman said: *hug* you’ll feel that again, only less often.
  11. ksanzo said: I can completely and wholly sympathize. >:
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