"If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them."
One thing I don’t undertand in comics is characters talking with their mouths closed. You see it all the time in mainstream books. I’m certain there’s a point when I was drawing comics that I flipped from not even thinking about the closed mouth talkers (my early stuff is full of them) to really hating them. It completely punctures the reality of a panel for me if someone’s talking with their mouth closed.
This drives me crazy! A speech bubble floating above a character’s head, and he or she has their mouth shut. Don’t do this! It loses the immediacy of the dialog when the mouth isn’t open.
This is the one thing that drives me absolutely crazy about Identity Crisis.
It really cuts out a lot of the emotion.
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You don’t online. You just seem like someone who is very dedicated to her craft. Which is awesome.
Eh, I am pretty…
Yes. Yes, it’s very similar for me.
I find it funny that people tend to encourage speaking out and “being yourself” but cannot even take it when I do that. I’ll never understand that philosophy.
I dress the same as I do in photos as in daily life, and believe me, that adds to the assumptions people will try to make.
Being completely honest is difficult. Like you said, sometimes it’s easier not to talk. I can’t lie either. I kind of had to force myself to let go of others reactions but it’s hard. I almost ended up in many fights because I’m so bad at holding my tongue.
People always say things like “Don’t let what others think of you dictate who are”. It’s hard not to let those things affect you, especially when what everyone seems to think is really negative. My dad always says it’s SELF esteem, not PEER esteem…but when you love/respect/like someone it’s hard to not take their words to heart.
I find myself in a lot fights too, or rather they’re angry and yelling at me saying hurtful things, and I’m just trying to explain myself—and sometimes I have to get loud.