So! I’m sorry about the weird schedule this week. I was traveling last weekend and it threw me off my sense of what day it is. I think I also want to express something about my New Year’s Resolution, in as much as I have one, which is only kind of? I had a lot of abstract thoughts about it, but it’s not a specific habit, which one might say is setting me up for failure, but I find a shift in thinking tends to be, in the end, more effective than a plan to which I have no motivation to actually stick. I just want to consider myself a cartoonist instead of a person becoming a cartoonist, you know? I want to have the confidence to promote my own work, to leave space for the knowledge that I’m young, I still have a lot of growth to do, someday I will be making better comics – but to insist that the things I make have value. I don’t want to lay guilt on myself about how much better I should be or how tight of a schedule I should stick to to make up for the fact that my art’s not great, because the guilt leads to rushing which leads to low quality comics. Not that I’m going to say fuck-all to my schedule. I plan to make two comics a week. That’s a great pace for me. I’m just trying to say that my priority is to keep making comics in a larger sense. You know? And I have to keep in mind that I need to take care of myself in order to keep making comics. I don’t know! Emotional self-care, making comics, etc. I could feel differently, like, tomorrow, but, yes. Thank you for reading.
↓ TranscriptWREN: Hi.
C: Hey. How are you?
WREN: Well, I seem to be capable of sentences, so - great.
C: Right. I’m sorry I haven’t kept in better touch.
WREN: It’s ok, really. I haven’t either.
C: So... how has everyone been doing?
WREN: Uh, good. Maria got a cat. Oh, and Sam has a new squeeze.
WREN: I’ve been ok. Don’t have a cat, though. Or... a new squeeze...
Wren awkwardly touches her mouth.
C: Yeah. Me neither.
Wren smiles behind her hand.