Ever since I moved away from home in late 2020, the way art fit into my life was never the same. It just didn't seem to fulfill a need that it used to, and about a year of pacing around the house (in spite of being unable to figure out a fulfilling reason to draw) later I'm starting to find a new focus that I believe might better contextualize my work in the long run and posterity.
This comic is the first in a set of what will likely be 3 comics that frankly, I've felt a burning passion to elaborate on. Much to my chagrin, it seems like my ideas come across much easier in art and sequential art instead of passages of text. I sincerely don't think I can feel comfortable posting anything else until I at least post this first comic.
There'll be two accounts from times in my own life that I'll be recounting, then a summary of sorts. I would describe the two accounts as unpleasant times for me, and I can't stress enough that I don't feel catharsis by drawing it out. But once it's all done, I think I couldn't be happier knowing I've finally effectively expressed something that I just can't seem to get out in words!
I would describe this comic as containing more negative themes such as "Bathroom trauma", "Abuse" and "Shaming".
(I'll likely change the title later.)
Do you think it's better to post comics all within one submission on Inkbunny, or page by page, submission by submission? I like writing descriptions for each page, but is it better to rely on just a single description for the whole thing?
So that's how this story from my life goes. I did want to thank everyone who showed interest and sympathy for me, but I do feel like nothing will really be said until all of this is over, which I think I can nail in about 3 parts in total. At the same time, I know just what it's like to feel sympathetic for others and have it not be received very well, or at all, so I will say I do sincerely appreciate that both folks familiar and unfamiliar to me came out and said something! I'm glad to know that even given my reputation, my work involving this subject matter very clearly can be mutually exclusive with serious and legitimate tones. More on that later. Much more.
The next part features no bathroom stuff whatsoever, but I would describe it as at least three times as uncomfortable as this anecdote. Kind of stuck on an early page, so I won't be posting immediately but I won't be letting this project drop. I believe there's 'something on the line', something that I think many of us feel are on the line but for one reason or another, we don't talk about. Just like I realized, it's a lot closer than one might think. But, more on that once 2 and 3 are all done, I can't understate how important I view this groundwork first.
I'll aim to begin posting some time next week, and I may decide to adopt a 'finish a page, post a page' strategy just to ensure a sense of progress for myself and viewers.
, bathroom trauma
4 months, 2 weeks ago
07 Jan 2022 04:48 CET
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