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20th Oct 2017, 12:28 PM in Underground
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Bobblit 20th Oct 2017, 12:28 PM edit delete
Bobblit
That's it for Underground! And here come the bad news: I'm going to stop drawing Unclaimed for a while.

The main issue is that it's become really time-consuming, and that I'm worrying too much about that. In the beginning I could easily make a page a week, but then I started complicating things, and now it takes me wayyyy too long to finish even single panels (that don't even come out looking like a masterpiece or anything). So then I keep worrying about the page not being done by the end of the week and stop enjoying the whole process, which makes everything worse. I tried to change the update schedule to "whenever I finish a page", but apparently I'm an crazy person who won't stop obsessing over imaginary deadlines, so that didn't help a lot; then I also took a break during summer holidays, but as soon as I got back I was stressing again. I think I need to get away from it for some time, clear my head, and come back with fresh ideas and a fresh attitude.

I feel kind of bad about this; I am very sorry to disappoint, especially after I said I would try my best to continue. But I really feel that it doesn't make any sense to keep doing this while I'm not enjoying it.

Thank you for your understanding, and also thank you very much for reading so far! You are what makes this all worthwhile <3
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Fabian W. 20th Oct 2017, 2:40 PM edit delete reply
Fabian W.
Rachel: Not a woman of many words! :-D

I can relate somewhat to your situation: As I get more practice in doing comics, it should go faster in theory, but at the same time I also heighten the standards regarding my own art (by being more aware of the weaknesses or by trying out more ambitious or elaborate things), and this cancels out the "being able to draw faster" thing in the end.
So if you feel that you have to take a break from Unclaimed for some time, then sure, do this. Whatever you feel is best for the comic, and - above all - what's best for you of course!
Bobblit 20th Oct 2017, 3:20 PM edit delete reply
Bobblit
You explained it perfectly. Instead of getting faster on the art front I'm just getting slower, which is good I suppose because the results are also better than at the beginning, but can also be very frustrating. It wouldn't be a big deal if I could just stop stressing about it and do my thing at my own pace, but alas, that's more difficult than it sounds. Even though it sounds quite easy. I don't know why I have this problem. I guess I'm just confused. xD
Thank you a lot for your kind words and your support, they really mean a lot to me! :D
Pip 20th Oct 2017, 11:31 PM edit delete reply
Pip
Ah that's too bad, I hope this comic comes back soon.

I totally understand what you guys are talking about though. I think my standards for my art are rising much faster than my skills are. So pages take longer and longer, yet I feel less satisfied with them. It's a struggle.

I'll read this comic when it comes back, or any other comic you might decide to do instead.
Bobblit 21st Oct 2017, 2:45 PM edit delete reply
Bobblit
Thank you, Pip! Really, the life of a webcomic creator is an endless struggle against our own minds xD. Sometimes all the doubts and worries are what makes us improve, but other times it feels like they're just blocking us and that everything would be much easier if we could not give a crap about, well, anything at all.
But no worries, the comic will probably continue as soon as I'm done running around in circles yelling HELP I'M TRAPPED INSIDE MY OWN BRAIN. xD