I’ve got a good feeling about this.
All of this.
Maybe it’s the high of being at different but equally exciting stages of four comics projects or the thrill of attending a couple cool shows for the first time, but I’m feeling really good about my place in comics.
I’m starting to receive this sense of validation in my interactions with people in different areas of this comics industry. To have someone say “c’mon and show me what you got” when you talk about the book you’ve been working on is a real thrill. To have editors treat you like that after weathering the extreme doubt of self-publishing feels good. And it’s also really cool to know that I’ll be a guest in some professional capacity on a comics podcast I’ve been a fan of for years.
Things are happening. There’s no promise that they’re going to lead to anything, but they don’t have to. The fact that the opportunities are being presented really feels like enough. It signals a shift from “trying to do this” to “doing this.”
I’m gonna do my best to be present and enjoy this sensation.