I made an observation earlier. I want my art to look like I spent a lot of time on it. The only problem with that is that I have to spend a lot of time on it to do so. This isn’t a bad thing, except for the lack of free time. I was shocked yesterday when I realized I had spent all day working on one page. I had planned on doing some other things but by the time I’d gotten done the day was gone. I just watched Animaniacs and talked with Kit.
There was a time when doing a comic meant I had a couple of hours to do it and then I’d have time to play video games or read comics or a book or something. These days if I can’t listen to it while working on a comic then it doesn’t get attention paid to it. I’ve got stacks of books lying around being ignored. I have a library of unplayed games on Steam. There are times where I actually RESENT doing my comics. . .
Then I see the final product. The pride, the realization that I made it, the praise from fellow artists. It’s all worth it in the end, really.