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is operation margarine #4 available for mailorder?
sorry for the delay… had a health thing last month, but doing better now.
How do you balance creating comics with a day job? Personally I struggle to find the energy to draw after long days at work.
I’m a bit more used to the balancing act now that I’ve been doing it for about six years, but it can still be a struggle for me too. I had a full-time job when I started Nurse Nurse so time management has become ingrained in my process by necessity. Making a schedule and honoring it has been really important— I usually set a page goal each week and arrange my time around hitting that goal. But also taking care of myself and not going batshit cuckoo has to factor in there, too, so I need time to be social, not think about comics, exercise, goof off, etc. During the work week I try to find little pockets of time to do basic stuff when I don’t have the time/energy to take on a whole new page (like going to photocopy minis, send emails, write out notes on story, scan or clean something up). And lately I’ve found that I’m happier when I’m working or contributing to being able to work than when I’m not. So I’m basically always doing something.
I’ve been thinking about looking for a short-term assistant just to put the physical comics together for distros and work on my website and maybe put some original pages up for sale, because I’m spread a bit thin with finishing Operation Margarine. But I’m back and forth on it for lots of reasons.
Thanks for your question!
Do you enjoy any webcomics?
I like Achewood. I like whenever Simon Hanselmann posts stuff, but I’m not sure that would be classified as a webcomic. I wonder if tumblr has kind of blown the lid off that term? I also love the Wendy comics by Walter Scott.
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