Wow so its been a few years since I've written a new journal entry. A lot has happened. People have come and gone from my life, I've had fun and exciting jobs and adventures, including many trips to New Orleans and Austin and just in general "I can't believe this is my life" for a long time.
I know a lot of people have done what I did, which is splinter off onto other art sites, sites where you can find more diverse fans, not just other artists/writer types, but the truth is that this community helped me grow the most out of any community I have been a part of. The inspiration, the comics, the direct interactions with other artists I admire, the resources on this site, all made me progress far more than just posting on twitter or FB or Tumblr. So I'm back, and hopefully here to stay.