Her success as a professional funny person grew hand-in-hand with depression and alcoholism, until she found herself lying in a rehab clinic, drawing fart jokes, and wondering if this was really the life she’d always wanted.
This is a really frank and touching story about a fellow comic artist.
I can’t personally relate to the alcoholism, but I’ve had some rough spots too. I spent about years in isolation with nothing but the internet and work to give my life meaning. While in some ways it was good in that I drew a lot more and really improved my art, it also led to me developing tendonitis and social anxieties, as well as several mental breakdowns. I had almost forgotten what it was like to look forward to the next day, until I met Ash and moved here.
It’s both sad and weirdly reassuring to see how many of my peers had similar struggles. It’s also really heartening to see that we’re finding ways to cope and heal. You’re not broken, you’ll find your way. <3
It’s a great story to read and understand what happens when someone does hit their lowest point and how they coped. While I haven’t struggled with alcohol or chemical dependancies myself, it’s still touching and relatable.
Superman + Wonder Woman = <3 In ‘Justice League’ #12 [Kissy Kissy]
By Andy Khouri
DC Comics has announced via its sister company Entertainment Weekly that a future issue of Justice League will see Superman and Wonder Woman begin a super romance. The move is in contrast to how the heroes have traditionally been portrayed, with Superman paired with Terran female Lois Lane and Wonder Woman with puny humans Batman or Steve Trevor, but of course those and numerous other pieces of DC lore were thrown out when the line rebooted almost a year ago. Writer Geoff Johns told EW that the development is not intended as merely a temporary attention-grabber but rather a substantive change to the ongoing characterization of the popular heroes, with artist Jim Lee adding, “Hopefully this will raise a lot of eyebrows. We welcome the watercooler chatter.”
A romantic relationship between Wonder Woman and Superman is not without precedent. The couple notably got it super-on in Kingdom Come and The Dark Knight Strikes Again, but both of those stories are considered non-canonical in spite of the fact that they’ve been read by vastly more people than the overwhelming majority of every canonical Superman Wonder Woman story ever published.
But August’s Justice League #12 is part of DC’s New 52 initiative, which last year voided official Superman and Wonder Woman continuity and with it both characters’ long established relationships with their previous partners. This is a fact seemingly lost to a number of DC readers, who’ve already begun tearing their virtual hair out over this announcement on Twitter and elsewhere in response to Johns’ remark, “This is the new status quo.”
Ehhh…. I’ve always been a fan of the WW/Batman pairing myself (thanks to Justice League Animated).
I downloaded this from the Marvel app today, and it is awesome! It’s a great short-story that gives a lot more insight to Barton’s character.
Honestly, I probably wouldn’t have picked this up, but the Avengers fandom on Tumblr, and Gingerhaze’s fanart, has maybe me love these characters.
I want more stories about their day-to-day happenings. :)
Lucy Knisley its an incredible comic artist who occasionally makes these Travelogues about her journeys. With my road trip to LA coming up, I want to make something similar. The video above explains what travelogues are, and her process on how she makes them.
People often ask me what it takes to start a webcomic.
The real question is, do you want to start a webcomic because you love making comics, or are you in it for the babes and piles of money?
You have to be in it for the babes and piles of money. That is the only reason to do it. “Liking comics” is not a good reason to start a webcomic.
Everyday of my life.