… in real life
… in real life
I’ll have plush Dmen, 1111 t-shirts, and comic prints for sale on the day. Say hello.
Hello all you wonderful people who worried about me. I know I scared everyone, and believe me, I scared myself a lot more. I had a breakdown of sorts and went to a place in my head I’ve never been before and hope never to return to. It was the most terrifying week of my life and the first crazy thing I did was delete 1111 comics. I deleted all the social media and files on my computer. I lost my tumblr handle as a result and my original photoshop files but at least I had backups of my website and fb made it really hard to delete my page for which I am grateful (that was easily restored).
During that bad week I didn’t eat, hardly slept and lost my sense of reality – which is quite ironic given the subject of my comics. That being said, I am back and amazingly feel my complete old self again. I couldn’t have done it without my friends and family who were obviously very worried about me, as I know a lot of 1111 fans were too. We sometimes forget how important we are to other people in this world, but when things get really bad they will be there for us if we remember to ask for help. We are never alone, so speak to someone as soon as you can if things are getting bad. And if you think you’re alone – you’re not. You have me for one and I will always have time for you.
I included my first public photo in this post. It’s me with my friend, Candy, who is going to hang out with me for the week to make sure all is well. She’s the best. My second favorite color is green, so I really like the t-shirt I’m wearing. Also behind me on the left is an unfinished banana smoothie which I was drinking and my laptop upon which I make all my comics. I hope to make comics once more, but for the time being I need to get some normality back into my life and that begins with a stable income – I’m going to get a real job. I’ll make more comics in the future, but like all artists, I need support. I will restart my patreon page for anyone who’d like to see new 1111 comics in their feed.
The next installment of ‘Tim is Insane’ – #3 – is now available. You must scroll to the bottom of the last episode: #2 Singularity where you’ll see a link. Check it out, but don’t spoil it for anyone else! Episode #3 will
spoil reveal a little bit of 1111 comics for you, but it’s all part of the fun and the journey.
Rock, Paper, Cynic has put together an awesome book of bad ideas and bad life choices hilariously illustrated by an all star line-up of comic artists, including 1111 comics. You can check out details on the book ‘The H.M.S. Bad Idea’ HERE and I can give you a sneak peek at my contribution.
Bad idea #235: Raise your nemesis from the dead to gloat.
Ever wonder where 1111 Comics came from, why my comics flip flop between extreme emotions, or simply what the hell is going on in my head? Well, perhaps you can find the answers to these questions and more in an interview I did for Unearthed Comics. Check it out here.
Today is an exciting day: I am launching a story series – Tim is insane – which will feature every Sunday and follow one of 1111’s three protagonists. Where the series will go – I am not sure, but I hope to make it interesting and hopefully something new for you guys to look forward to.
Regarding the comic: The tree and the flower, someone on reddit commented: “Great, now I feel bad about owning tables!”. This was my response.