I have officially relocated to Baltimore! And just in time, because now I get to participate in all of the events (minus the closing reception) of The Comics In Progress show at the Tectonic Space. You can find the entire schedule at that link or on the calendar section of my website.
Baltimore all in all is going ok. I technically live in Glynn Oaks MD, a Baltimore suburb. My new job is a mixed bag and may not be permanent (I'm in a probationary period atm) so I have a short lease. I have my first solo apartment and I like it so far. My boyfriend says I shouldn't make it too homey (I'm buying a lot of stuff for it) in case things don't work out, but he's also lived at his place for four years and doesn't own any furniture so he was excited just to spend time with me on (my) couch.
I just finished a one page comic for a large project by Oni being released next month. I'll plug that when it's launched.
The anthology I'm a part of is still running their Kickstarter. I really want this to succeed I need the money (also it's a cool project)!
I seem to be doing a lot of comic related things and a lot of social events but for some reason it NEVER feels like I do comics anymore. I'm not sure where that sensation comes from, but I've heard it discussed by other cartoonists. I do comic and art stuff all the time but it feels like I'm just coasting off old work and like I never make anything new. I think part of it is that I haven't produced any zines since 2016, I've mostly done anthologies and one off comics for various publications. I have some ideas for a few zines (not to mention my friggin Everything's Fine book I've been blabbing about FOREVER) but I don't seem to have time to do everything I want to do. And I'll need to get used to not spitting out zines all the time if I want to ever do long form work. I have various people in my life that favor different things in my work and it's hard not to be influenced by them or just feel shitty because I'm not doing enough fiction or enough autobio or enough political stuff or enough mental health comics or whatever the fuck they prefer.
Hopefully once I'm settled I'll start doing comics like a mad woman again and this crap will go away. Making comics is easy, figuring out which comics to do is becoming more and more difficult.
AND I JUST REALIZED THIS POST GOT REALLY NEGATIVE BECAUSE I HAVEN'T TAKEN MY MEDS!
Alright, I'm going to take my meds! Come to the Baltimore show, I'm not gonna edit post or end it cleverly, gonna do some self care.