ah yes the old "break it down to build it back up." have fun and good luck!
(also love this more experimental post-it/pens comic)
(also also I hope you'll get to do this a very long time, too <3 Thank you for being)
Cheers to being older. It's my birthday today, so all those feelings are resonating with me right now, too. I'd like to think the best is yet to come for both of us - and that's saying a lot for you given the innumerable ways your comics have changed my life. I picked "Rumblejane" as my derby name for that reason and many more, and as a reminder of who I am now - a 'Jane for life - thanks to the mirrors your works have held up to my life.
Aw this one really resonated. I've also been struggling with the feeling that I'm stagnant or even regressing, that I peaked too early and I'll only decay from hear. I was this supposed high school wunderkind who achieved some pretty cool things pretty young, but at a steep personal cost that proved unsustainable. I scaled back drastically, and four years later I'm much happier and healthier. But there's this nagging part of me that worries that I made a mistake, that being miserable was necessary to achieve excellence and that it's only downhill from here. But also... I really like being alive now? And I do like the work I'm doing now in a way I didn't before, even if it feels "worse". If I did peak four years ago and my life will never look like that ever again, maybe I dodged a bullet. And maybe there are kinder ways of creating something I'm proud of, regardless of whether other people consider it my "best" work or not.
Either way, I find a lot of comfort in reading this, the thoughts of someone older who I admire grappling with similar things, and coming out the other side "better" for having gotten "worse". Thanks for this comic. I really like it :)
HE AINT FALL OFF HE JUST AINT RELEASE HIS NEW SHIT >:)
Love the medium shift; love the comics always! Always great food for thought or a good chuckle. You’re really good at capturing feeling. I think you be asking questions that elicit poetry, and you’re willing to hit such complex issues too.
Also the challenge mode. I would totally forget... the new sticky note would be like walking into a new room; objectives cleared.
“I feel very different and I feel exactly the same” ---- This, always / lately
ND, this is my favourite favourite favourite thing. F the iPad!
We’re all so happy you’re still making comics because they’re so nice and bring me up every time I read them, you’re legendary ND <33
Love you so much
Society puts too much value on youth.
"i feel very different and i feel exactly the same"
very surprising and very resonant, very exciting and very comforting, very eVERYthing!
i am very grateful to have your comics to read! thank you for sharing always!
Thank you for another wonderful post. After reading TFNGO I have taken your post-it comic format and run with it. So freeing! So beautiful!
Wow I just followed your work a few weeks ago after really feeling a lot from this comic- I even sent it to a fellow non binary friend that loved it. But I just went on wiki to learn more about you and realized my friend did the letters on lumberjane for you 🌼🌼🌼
I love to see you (or rather, the results of you) playing around with pens and paper. It's fresh, funny, and imperfect.
Cheers to growing (older, better)!
I love this so much. I can't explain how deeply it resonates both in subject and form. Thank you.