Good news fans. I’ve got some more copies of “I’m Crazy” up for sale which you can buy right here. I’ve been noticing a rise of interest and some people have been inquiring so I’ve decided to revive the book.
For those unfamiliar, I’m Crazy was an autobiographical graphic novel which I published with the help of Peter Laird’s Xeric Grant in 2010. It’s the story of how I found out I had OCD and the strange, uncomfortable places it’s led me. Buy it for yourself! Buy it for friends! Have an awkward, mentally unstable time alone or with others!
Oof this project did not go as fast as I thought I did. Partly it was overconfidence and learning whatever I needed to learn to make this happen but recently it has also been about fear. I find, professionally and artistically, that once I finish something, I just hate it. It’s not that I think my work is bad, but once I finish that work and I know there’s nothing left to do to make it better, I’m just done.
For that reason it’s been a lot easier keeping everything going on the professional side, where other talented people take my work and do whatever needs to be done next, while I move on to the next thing. I wish someone else could take Moon Devils and go all around and talk about how it’s the greatest thing ever, because I’ve never been particularly good at that bit, and I know in my heart it’s not quite as great as I envisioned.
Fortunately there’s also a part after you’ve finished something where it takes on a life of its own and is separate from you. You still see its flaws but can reflect upon it with affection and admiration. You never really get to be a fan of it, but you at least get to feel like you are offering a product and not a piece of yourself, and whatever happens next won’t kill you.