Trying to connect with publishers, reviewers, and the various other comics experts can be frustrating, to say the least. But the reception my work has gotten from actual people has been often positive and sometimes enthusiastic. The other day, I received this email from a stranger:
I just wanted to send you a quick note of thanks for this comic:
I have had a copy of it pinned up in my office for as many years as I can remember and it never fails to bring a smile to my face. It has been up there for so long that I don't even remember where I first ran across it.
I just wanted to let you know that the genius of that little strip is still out there and being appreciated now.
When I thanked him and asked permission to quote him here, he added that he'd posted the strip to his Twitter account and got this reaction from a friend:
"Wow - that comic strip was profound | deep | sad | moving | realistic - thanks for sharing."
So that felt good. That'll sustain me for awhile ( in lieu of food money). I confess I tend to think of that one as the best strip I've ever done.
12 hours ago