i recently did a big important interview at The Advocate with Brian Andersen, click here to read it. i talk about coming out as transgender and how it's affected my work, particularly Wet Moon.
i touch on it only briefly but one of the main reasons (the other being money) why Wet Moon is taking so long (and Shadoweyes) is because i was too depressed to work much on my personal comics. it was like Wet Moon and Shadoweyes were too close to home and they represented the life i wanted to leave behind, and being so crushed underneath being trans and trying to figure out what to do, i just couldn't muster up any energy to work on Wet Moon volume 7 in any significant amount. it's been a struggle. since coming out, things have been getting better and i still don't feel 100% but i do feel better than ever. i'm slowly getting there, and so i've been thinking more and more about Wet Moon over the past year and i feel like i'm almost at a place emotionally and mentally that i'll be able to go back to work on it.
i'm not sure when, since i'm tied up with Jem & the Holograms right now and trying to make money to pay for transition expenses, but i'm thinking about doing weekly Wet Moon 7 pages as a webcomic next year. it's a really big book, and maybe if i start small and go page by page i'll be able to get some momentum on it and not feel so overwhelmed.
i miss all the Wet Moon characters! i can still draw pin-ups of them but it's not quite the same.
i want to thank all the fans who have been soooo amazingly patient over the years, you guys have been so awesome. it really means a lot when someone says they'll wait no matter how long it takes for me to finish volume 7, and knowing that people will wait gives me a lot of hope and encouragement. it makes me feel so much less stressed out.
thank you so much for sticking with me through all this.