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.