Drawing Charlie and the Ghost is a big part of my life. There have been times when I thought it was a distraction, something I should give up so that I can better focus on the more-important-tasks-at-hand… I’ve been doing it long enough that it has influenced how I think and how I process life, sometimes in good ways and sometimes in bad ways… but I think if I were to stop drawing the comic, I would be frustrated with my inability to communicate. This comic isn’t really an inhibitor as I feared, it is more of a catalyst.
That doesn’t mean my comics are amazing works of writing or art or whatever… Most of the time, I mess up the punch line, or get lazy on the drawings… But, for some reason, drawing it helps me get through the day. Some people clean the kitchen before they cook, some people check the air pressure on their tires before they drive, some people learn guitar with no intention of ever playing in public… I guess I’ve finally realized that this comic is just what I do. It’s a big part of my life.