Hey- sorry all for not responding to topic comments. I've past the heaviest of my workload, so I can get back to posting on the forums guilt-free! x')
@Cavechan I'm sorry to hear you're going through this! I occasionally take on graphic design work, and I know what you mean- it is very technical, and that can make it feel like you're putting let of yourself into it, so you don't grow the same kind of attachment. It's hard, but- when it comes to comics, it could help to just read or listen to positive comments someone else is making and make a genuine effort to believe them, at least for that moment. And yes, it can be so hard to believe when your mind is telling you your work is terrible and everyone who compliments it is just being "nice". But please, try to be kind to yourself! <3
@vfinnigan It sounds like you've had quite an adventure in comic publishing! I really appreciate your insight- and I feel the third point is especially poignant. I have a strong affinity for creative communities and mutual support networks like that. I really think every artist should strive to find one, or perhaps even build one locally.
@Eageali That makes sense. I admire your ability to hold onto those things. Admittedly, this doesn't work for me , because my mind tends to gravitate to darker memories when I reminisce, so I end up trying not to think of the past at all x') But maybe it's something I can cultivate going forward...