2013 SUMMARY in comics
I wanted to fill one of those what I drew this 2013 memes, but I haven’t drawn anything but comics. So I copied Pía’s idea and built a mosaic with some pages I made along the year.
I did more comics this year than ever before (around 60 pages I think ?), but… I don’t feel like I’ve improved, at least not in the “I draw better” sense. Lately I try to do more pages in less time, so everything feels rushed. I guess that’s the price to pay if I want to tell stories without the readers falling sleep waiting for the next update. Even with that, I’m still slow as molasses in January (I just found this idiom in the dictionary, but it’s COOL). Idk drawing is hard.
2012 felt euphoric because I began to draw again after a long time so everything felt like WOAH I CAN COMIX. I DIDN’T KNOW I COULD. But making comics is hella tiring and in 2013 I started to feel fatigued. What I was doing didn’t feel new, I struggled to not draw the same things over and over, and that’s troublesome, because I can’t devote my life to this (it hurts just to write it) so with the time I have I must chose between drawing comics or studying in order to draw better comics.
BUT I’m happy because I was scared of ending up hating drawing again and I’ve learned that the things that made me hate it weren’t here any more. I’m going to be quite busy in 2014 but I won’t stop drawing comics, yikes, because I love it even if it’s hard, even if it takes my free time, social life or whatsoever.