My Weekend of Euphoric Highs and Crushing Lows

By Mookie | September 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

My weekend was a rollercoaster of emotions, but let’s begin with the euphoric high. This past weekend one of my best friends threw a surprise twentieth anniversary party for his wife. He pulled out all the stops, called in every favor, employed every guilt trip, to get as many people to attend as possible. Friends … Continue reading “My Weekend of Euphoric Highs and Crushing Lows”

Tears at DragonCon

By Mookie | September 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

DragonCon was overwhelming in all the best and usual ways, but I was not prepared to be emotionally overwhelmed this year. It happened twice. The first time was the first day of the show. I’d come back to the table from grabbing a quick lunch, bringing it with me. There was nowhere else to comfortably … Continue reading “Tears at DragonCon”

There And Back Again

By Mookie | August 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

I’m driving down to Atlanta with Garth today so we can set up for DragonCon this weekend. We are hitting the road very early because it’s an estimated ten hours from Garth’s place to Atlanta, not counting for pit stops and food breaks. We did this same journey last year and despite its marathon length … Continue reading “There And Back Again”

Those Times I Abandoned My Friend At DragonCon

By Mookie | August 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

DragonCon is this weekend! It’s the biggest show I do and I’ve only ever done it alongside Garth. This year, like last year, I’ll be traveling down to his neck of the woods, and from there we’ll both make the ten-hour drive to Atlanta for what is likely to be an unforgettable weekend. DragonCon always … Continue reading “Those Times I Abandoned My Friend At DragonCon”

Summer On A Budget

By Mookie | August 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

Real talk. We don’t have a lot of money. We pay our bills, have food on the table, and my son has toys to entertain him (for as long as he’s interested in them), but past that we don’t have a lot of money to spare on much of anything. A lot of that has … Continue reading “Summer On A Budget”

Apparently I Seek Out Queer Spaces

By Mookie | August 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

The title of today’s blog is something Garth said to me a few months ago. The conversation that lead to this statement is long and winding so I won’t bore you with the details, but it ended with him saying, “Dude, you seek out queer spaces.” It was something I’d never considered before, and while … Continue reading “Apparently I Seek Out Queer Spaces”

The Upside of a Huge Workload

By Mookie | August 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

The size of my commission queue from the Kickstarter campaign was daunting. It took up most of my week-long summer break after only chipping away at it for months. Working on it exclusively, all day from sunrise to sunset, nearly drove me to burnout. I don’t know if I’m built to deal with a commission … Continue reading “The Upside of a Huge Workload”

Not Much of a Summer Break After All

By Mookie | August 15, 2023 | 0 Comments

My annual summer break is usually a time I spend relaxing, whether it’s with my wife and son or by myself while they go to her family’s yearly vacation spot. This year I did the latter, except I didn’t spend a lot of time relaxing. I worked straight through my break. The commission list from … Continue reading “Not Much of a Summer Break After All”

Forgot About My Vacation

By Mookie | August 3, 2023 | 0 Comments

As mentioned in my previous blog, summer is a difficult time for my productivity. This summer is also the year I am at my most forgetful, it seems. I didn’t remember until this week that every year I take an annual week-long summer break. My wife and son are leaving for a vacation of their … Continue reading “Forgot About My Vacation”

Summer Difficulties

By Mookie | August 1, 2023 | 0 Comments

Summer is the single worst time for me to be making comics. It’s got nothing to do with the heat, despite this July being the hottest ever recorded. My summer difficulties come from a much more distracting source: my son’s summer vacation. I’ve worked from home for two decades now and I’m very fortunate I … Continue reading “Summer Difficulties”