The truth is, I’m my own worst enemy.  Before you get worried that this is some long-winded attempt at pulling the ripcord on Pinkerton, relax.  I’m not going anywhere.  Quite the opposite, I feel I need to dive in a little deeper.

That little creative streak that runs down the middle of my spine is what makes me my own worst enemy.  I find myself trying to marginalize my day job because it’s not “creatively fulfilling”.  Even worse, I find myself pouting when I put something out that doesn’t immediately set fire to the interwebs.  It’s a huge load of bullshit and it can be utterly crippling.  But the reality is this:  I’ve been doing comics professionally in one form or another for 15 years now.  If I was supposed to be a super star, it probably would’ve happened by now.

But I’m totally okay with that.  I create comics (at my own pace admittedly) simply because I love it.  I’ve had the luck and good fortune to gather a few loyal friends and followers who throw me a couple bucks a month via my Patreon campaign.  And the GoComics syndication deal tosses a few sheckles in my pocket as well.  All-in-all, it’s not a bad place.

Creating good content is still a big rush for me.  I love cobbling together a funny joke or an outrageous image or something that just makes people go “oh yeah… I’ve been there.”  So i don’t really see any reason to stop.

At this stage in my “career”, creating comics is purely therapeutic and highly recreational.   So in that mode of thinking, I’ve decided that I’m going to branch out and blog about my experiences.  I’m going to put a “Witmer” spin on my life going forward.

There have been a few questions about the current theme of the comics.  More specifically, “what happened to Buckley, Tucker, Martin, and Steve?”  Lets just say they’re recharging.  I wouldn’t say their down for the count.  I just haven’t felt their voices tugging at me.  I tend to let my compass point in the direction(s) that inspire me.  And when my furry alter-egos inspire me again (and they will) you all will be the first to know.

It’s my hope that you enjoy what’s being generated lately.  I hope that you find joy in the comics that spew forth from my noggin.  And hey, if you don’t… no hard feelings!

So with that being said, stick around.  Enjoy the comics.  Stay close to this blog.  And if you’re feeling charitable, throw a dollar in my Patreon fund and lets all have a good laugh together!  I’m not sure what I mean by “deeper” (see first paragraph).  I guess we’ll find out together.

I like the sound of that.


Mike Witmer
25 July 2016

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