So back in the day, I decided to chuck the big pages, and start writing about my life as if it were a daily comic strip. The result was “Antiseptic”, a few which I have posted here.
So before I decided to post this, I looked at the stats from my last post. I had one view. And it was probably me. I know I haven’t updated this site in a long time, but that is the nature of mental illness. I have been depressed about my art career ever since I lost my editorial cartooning gig right before Christmas in 2013. It was a crushing blow. In fact, I figured that would be a good time to just STOP creating comics altogether and just focus on my health and the occasional painting. I will write about what happened then, and all the events that have lead up to this point in my next book. So to my readers and friends, I am sorry. The anxiety alone should have landed me in the hospital several times, but here I am.
Am I out of this spiraling river? Not quite. I have a ton of anxiety, and right now I am channeling that into creation. You see, right after my editorial career took a shit, my computer took a shit. With all my files and Photoshop. As graduate school for my wife takes precedent (for only one more year thank God) , my dreams were put on hold. So I had all these completed (or half complete) books just sitting around for years getting dusty and discolored. Well, then something great and unexpected happened.
I can’t tell you about it yet, but you will find out soon enough when it gets announced publicly. I will say that I have gotten the big break I have worked so hard to get. So that motivated me to get all those books finished. And I have gotten 6(!) done so far! All of these titles : The Apocalypse Chronicles, Digital Anxiety (an full color art book), A-Hole! #5, Pin Shot (a small collection of the few auto bio comics I’ve managed to do in full color), Peter Puke (with color by David Steinlicht), and finally Starship Down! All of these books, along with most of my other books, can be found at Amazon.com, and a couple evn have Kindle editions! So don’t give up on me. I’m trying.
Yeah, fuck-n-a, man. It’s hard to talk about this shit, even harder to write about it. Fuck making a comic about it; I’ve done that enough and no one wants to read that shit anyway. I am suffering from a terrible anxiety right now, and it is crippling me to a certain degree. I don’t sleep. I make poor choices when it comes to food because I am just not motivated to cook. Mostly I can’t draw, or socialize. I have 5 new publications for sale at Amazon (A-Hole#5 (featuring Scottish artist Christopher Duff and a suprise comic from Danno Klonowski), Digital Anxiety( a full color art book of digital paintings), Peter Puke ( a kid friendly collaboration between myself and David Steinlicht featuring a “throwback” type of comic style, Starship Down (which I began in 1985 and re drew in 2007), and lastly, The Apocalypse Chronicles, the not-so-final-chapter of the Golden Crown saga started waaay back in my first comic, Klonko. If I get invited to MSP Comicon this spring, I will bring my entire library with me. No toys this year. Just books and artwork. I’ve had to put the money first in years past much to my own shame. As far as social appearances go, I’m not sure, although I plan on heading over to Monster HQ for lunch at some point to bring those jokers some books and maybe a painting. Until then, here are the covers for the new books, and the back cover for A-hole #5, drawn by C.Duff. Cheers!
Can be found at Klonkomedia.com!