Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The cause for delay

Allow me to introduce my dream girl. This is Shinju. She's a character in a dating sim I have been playing. Which in turn is the reason why the next page of TBMD is due this Friday and I still don't have it finished yet.

*Smacks himself on the top of the head with a slipper* Bad comic author! Bad!

I already said I wasn't going to do any more filler art for this next month so I'll have to get cracking. Good thing I have tomarrow off from work.

But back to Shinju... I know us artists have a reputation of being eccentric and/or half crazed that we need to keep up, but I don't think I'm even good enough to be called an artist. So why the heck did I have to go and fall in love with a character in a dating sim...? I guess it's better then cutting off my own ear, right? When I die I can still go and hang out with Vincent van Gogh and not feel out of place.

Vincent van Gogh: You say you're an artist? I cut off my own ear! What did you do?

Me: I once fell in love with a video game character...

Vincent van Gogh: *Nods approvingly*

I only have myself to blame. In addition to making comics I'm also a writer who spends all day sitting in front of a computer hacking out page after page of fiction. Especially now that I'm working on my new children’s book... And I've always been as mad as a March Hare... So with no time for real life romance (and being as lonely as I am) I should have known better then to play a game where the whole point is to fall in love with one of it's characters. A half crazed little fellow like me is only more then likely to let his feelings in the game get confused with his feelings in the real world.

I don't even know why I'm sharing this really... It's not like the few readers I have really need to know just how trippy the author really is. Oh well. After time I'm sure this will eventually pass and I'll find some other way to express my insanity. I'm still young and have plenty of time yet to cut off my own ear. Sad thing is though, I'm not sure I really want it to pass...

*Sighs and goes off to build a creepy shrine to Shinju in his basement*

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