Had a lot of fun! Met a TON of new or previously internetfriend-only people! Saw old friends again! Saw… some guy and his questionable life choices in a DRIVE jacket! What the fuck! Got conscripted into filling in at the Super Art Fight show after the Ignatz Awards…
Sorry about that… Got condescended to by a 60-year old man in a cheerleader uniform! Ate pancakes with human suffering-flavored syrup!
This was a good experience though, professionally and personally. The last two SPXes I attended, I came out of depressed at just how soul-crushingly far behind I felt in comparison to everyone else and that I’d never get anywhere, but now this year I’m eager to keep pushing and draw stuff again. Finally.
On the personal end, I think I may be coming to terms with the idea that people kind of might sort of maybe like me and enjoy having me around? I know I come across as cranky and nebulously misanthropic, but I really do like being around other people. I have a terrible habit of trying to keep people at arm’s length but that’s because I always feel like I annoy or creep the absolute hell out of everyone I come into contact with and they’re just barely managing to tolerate having me around.
So maybe that’s starting to change a little? Maybe?
I dunno. Sorry for rambling. I kinda need sleep.