Thank you for the outpouring of love for this particular strip today, everyone! This is one of my own favorites, because it felt so personal to me I wondered if it would resonate with others—only to realize how many of us experience and share these feelings. This is the first and only newspaper strip to feature the actual artwork from its original web strip, because it did not feel right to change it. (And my editor agreed and supported my decision to keep it as it first appeared).
Always filter out those mean comments; you know them when you read them. Constructive criticism is helpful, plain ol’ criticism typically just stings (and offers no improvement or solutions). Take kind words to heart and save them for moments when you need them. And if you admire an artist, writer, composer, creative type, or anyone for their work—let them know how much it means to you! Your encouragement can fuel them to keep going. Just one kind comment or compliment can make all the difference on a bad day! <3
February 26, 2016