So the Chief is doubling-down on his power play. Which I’m sure will make him EVEN MORE POPULAR with all of you.
Me and mah buddies at the Webcomic Alliance recently wrote an article on 5 Things We’d Do Differently in regards to webcomics. It’s sparked a lot of great discussion, which is always exciting, and made me think a lot about the importance of a support group.
As the wonderful Chris Oatley is fond of saying, “Artists are not meant to work alone.” Which seems odd, considering the classic image of an artist is the hermit shuttered away in the studio. However, having finally found a support group that I click with, I understand the impact a support group can have. To talk with people that understand both my passion and my fears, that I trust to speak their minds, but keep me from harm, it’s such an amazing feeling. I’ve never had a group I could call on for help, or ask questions of, or run an idea by. There’s such relief in that, like a safety net has been put under the tightrope. It took me a long time to find this group, a lot of reaching out, and trial-and-error, until I found a community that I connected with like this. Even longer, to participate in that community on the outside edges before being invited in. It feels like having a family, of sorts, and that’s something pretty special.
How did you find your support group? Or, if you’re still looking, what would you want in one?