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Posted January 31, 2022 at 6:20 am

Ugh, last week was rough! I'm hitting a section of the comic that is quite visually complex and also . . . important? These are pages I don't want to mess up. But they're tough and dense and aren't coming out as show-stoppingly stunning as I'd hoped, which is killing my confidence. And I need confidence right now! I'm supposed to be designing the cover for the first book, and covers should be bold and cool and definitely not designed by someone stuck in an anxiety loop.

Here's a weird thing--I don't really like drawing covers?? I'm a very utilitarian artist. I almost never draw for fun and I get super impatient when thumbnailing. It's so hard to convince myself to come up with, say, 10 different cover concepts when the first one gets the story idea across well enough. Honestly, this is the main reason I come out with new merch so rarely--I have no problem churning out a 400+ page comic, but the prospect of brainstorming a cool poster idea is just aaaarrrgggh urrrrrgh can't I do literally anything else??