There, that was Happysad #1000! I hope you won’t mind me taking a longer break now. Not only do I need one to refresh my batteries, as ever so often, I also need time to think about where I want to go from here on.
To be honest, I have been thinking about calling it quits. Partly because it’s getting ever harder to come up with new ideas. Partly because I think one of my recent commenters (who shall remain nameless for his personal safety) was right when he pointed out I’ve been dwelling over the same issue for three years now. Three years!! Sometimes I feel that Happysad, ironically, could be interfering with my real life. I don’t want it to become a self-fulfilling prophecy – or a self-destroying prophecy, depending on how you look at it.
But then again, I love making these cartoons, I love the comments and compliments I get from all over the world, and after a thousand gags, Happysad is stuck somewhere in the back of my head so I’ll always keep coming up with new ideas. So it’s a bit of a dilemma. I still wish for a happy ending for the little guy, but that’s just not possible right now. I know what you’re thinking: I can make up whatever I want, so why not draw him finding the girl of his dreams and have some fun with that? Well here’s the catch: there is a difference between making something up, and lying. I don’t lie.
Anyway, time will tell. I’ll let you know. But right now, I think I’ll have a drink.