It’s been more than a year since I did a comic. Offline I have announced I officially quit being an artist. After trying for 19 years it’s just not worth it anymore.
So now what?
Not-being-an-artist doesn’t quite yet have that true identity ring to me, but I’m slowly creeping towards a resolve. I think my main art is ‘being domestic‘ right now.
Like: this Halloween I went dressed as a ‘home for the elderly’, because that’s the scariest thing I can think of. I painted varicose veins on my arms. And I baked cookies for friends: such as bleeding unicorn corpses (uni-corpses?) and fist-fucking-hands cookies. This is normal to me.
I am not an artist anymore, I think. I’m in a creative rut, and trying to make a future life for myself as a web developer. Should I just repost more stuff from my unpublished Bosoms archive? They’re getting old too. Let’s celebrate those wrinkles and deteriorating body parts. Hurrah.
I like my wrinkles. Perhaps should be looking forward to old age.
The result: me in my Home-for-the-elderly REALNESS.
Yass old queen!
- This little old lady is too afraid to go out on the street but she doesn’t want to stay inside either; there’s just no end to her suffering.
- A coffin, ready to go.
- Sleeping really is the best joy for you right now.
- Elderly man cannot reach the Help button.
- Lady who’s dirty undies don’t get changed enough because the house is understaffed.
- She won’t be up to much any more.
- She’s happy to leave it all behind.
- An older gay man who has to go back into the closet again because in his old age he’s meeting his old bullies in the home. There is a photo of him and his late husband on the mantle piece, which he has to cover up whenever someone comes in.
- Crazy cat lady’s last cat has died.
- A sheet; it’s last use.
- Not a happy anniversary. This man doesn’t want to be 100 years old, he’s softly whispering to himself “kill me” because nobody listens.
- Who’s combing her hair? Nobody, that’s who.
Dead unicorn corpses that bleed rainbows from their anus
+ fist-fucking-hands cookies with blood on the nails.