I've been really trying to slow down and just enjoy making comics again. It's been hugely rewarding to be make ends meet by making art, but it can also have a detrimental effect on the passion that drives me to make it. I recently decided to stop selling my work at the Portland Saturday Market, which feels like a scary decision. I've been lugging my work down there and setting up shop for over three years now, and it's been a great experience, but now I feel like I need to retreat and get really focused on my bigger goals as an artist. I want to make books and everything I do that isn't making books, pushes my newest work further into the future.
I'm going to start an etsy site soon where I'll be selling originals, screen prints (like the one above), and whatever else I can come up with to help make my rent each month. I'm planning on attending a lot more comics festivals too. But telling stories with my art is the most challenging and satisfying outlet for me by far, so my long term goal is to someday make a living doing just that. Onwards and upwards!