I managed to get rid of Benji for a few days and look after my cat, Indie, for the weekend. She was quite scared being in an unfamiliar place.

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of research and study into making webcomics. Buying books, listening to podcasts, discovering and researching the works of other web comic artists. Perhaps one of the most unexpected — and ultimately vindicating — tidbit of information I unearthed, was that it’s incredibly common for web cartoonists to suffer from a lack of confidence, social anxiety, worthlessness, and depression.

This resulted in a curious mix of emotion for me, elation being one of them. You do kinda forget that you’re not alone in these thoughts and feelings. And the realisation that others — especially those who inspire you — suffer from the same debilitations is reassuring.

The other good thing about web cartoonists being the same kinda screwed up I am? Means I’ve got what it takes to do this.

-TM