by eliotlucas on September 8, 2021
I haven't updated the blog on here as much as I thought I was going to. At least I've been pretty consistent with the comic updates, every Monday. I've only missed a few. It would be nice to have more than one comic a week, but I just don't have the time. It was much easier to do 2-3 a week back in college but those comics aren't that great so I guess it evens out.

Why did I stop doing Whatever?

At the time, 2010-11, I was going through a break-up as was the main character in the comic. I thought maybe that would help me work through that, but it just prolonged those feelings. I got busier and busier as I began to try new things and kind of rebuild my personal life and working on Whatever got pushed aside. It was only supposed to be a short hiatus but that became 10 years.

Why did I come back after such a long time away?

2021 is the 20 year anniversary of the start of Whatever and that felt important. I've always had the idea to start again in the back of my mind and really wanted to get back to creating for myself again. Finally, at the start of the year I pushed myself to go for it. I was very rusty at first and it took the first few "remaster" comics to get my muscle memory back. It's been great to be writing and drawing again. It turns out I missed the characters a lot and it's nice to see them doing things again.

How long am I back for?

No idea. I hope to keep going as long as I'm able and have stories to tell, even it's only for me.