Um, hi. Long time no post. Please excuse the cobwebs and the mountains of spam I have yet to kill. Sorry I’ve been uncommunicative. Lots of things have been going on for months, some good, some bad. Here’s the story. Part of it is health and part of it is passion and I’ve kind of lost both. Health first. Ever since I was diagnosed w/ diabetes I’ve had problems w/ my eyes. Some days there are good, some days not so good. Today is a not so good day. In the last few months it seems to have gotten worse, maybe because I’m getting older, I don’t know. But it’s something I’m going to have to deal with somehow. For months I’ve felt as if I was in some holding pattern waiting for things to get better or change in same way and they haven’t. I’m also dealing w/ depression and anxiety and rarely even get out of the house. At least I got to play Mass Effect 3 and get even more depressed. Wee!
Now for the passion. I created Chelsea nearly 30 years ago because of a girl. I fell for her, but she didn’t fall for me, at least not in the way I wanted. In hindsight I suppose I should have just moved on, but I didn’t and Clan of the Cats was born out of the love I had for this one remarkable girl, who I still call friend. But something odd happened a few years ago. I fell out of love w/ her and the need for Chelsea grew less and less. I feel kind of sorry for you guys who fell for a strip that was basically therapy for me. As I found that I couldn’t draw or wouldn’t for fear of not giving my best, my interests went into other things. I know the big question, will the comic continue? At this point, I honestly don’t know. I know a lot of you have been asking for me to at least write out the conclusion and if worse comes to worse, I will do that.
However, fate has stepped in and has done something I would never have thought of in a million years. “Chelsea” aka “the girl” was diagnosed w/ breast cancer last year. She’s got a very long, hard fight ahead, though there has been some recent good news in her health. She asked me a couple of weeks back if I would do a drawing of Chelsea winning the fight of her life for her. I told her I would. That picture has now become a story. So a new COTC story will start next month. I’m currently writing it and as soon as I finish it, I’ll see where I am at and go from there w/ the rest of the comic.
I’ve had a hard time w/ the story up until today. I was so focused on it that I couldn’t get it out. Then I said, the heck w/ it and started writing dialogue and it all came back. So, I’ll post a few more updates before the story goes up and we shall see what we shall see.
To all those who keep coming back, thank you. And again, I’m sorry. I’m not at a place where I can promise anything yet, but hopefully that will come.