I started Unearthed Comics in November 2012. It’s now been 2 years and I’m excited to celebrate Unearthed Comics’ 2 year anniversary! Yay!
Creating comics has taught me a lot and I love using benchmarks, like anniversaries, as a time to reflect. I’ve learned:
- how to have a thicker skin in terms of trolls and receiving negative comments. This new trait has helped me to stay true to my heart and not waiver from my goal of becoming a full-time cartoonist and writer despite what critics say.
- to write EVERYTHING that brings even the slightest giggle down. I have notes everywhere and they help provide me fodder when I am busy and don’t have the time to come up with something last minute.
- that if you have something going on, that there is a good chance that there is at least one person out there that can relate. Even though we may not connect with everyone, we’re not alone in how we feel or what we experience. Having fans all over the world who relate to my humor reiterates this.
- that each comic artist is just one person who is part of a larger movement of trying to bring humor and positivity to the world through the internet and other media. I am so grateful for being part of this amazing group of people.
- that there are some incredible people out there. Thank you to all of you who continue to donate (even $2 a month helps!) and who purchase my books.
Things I am looking forward to this next year:
- I look forward to signing with an amazing agent who shares my sense of humor and vision, and can connect me and my bazillion ideas with the appropriate publishing house. I have several book and merchandising ideas that I would love help from a fun, talented agent. (I know you are out there and am excited to meet you!).
- I am excited to meet more comic artist colleagues and learn from them.
- I look forward to hearing from my fans how my comics connect with them and look forward to them sharing more pictures of them with Marilyn Earth plus their fan art.
- I am excited to make the internet a positive place that credits artists, encourages expression and positive reinforcement, as well as helps inspire others to seek their own authentic voice.
I’m so grateful for all of my fans and for all of the people who share my comics (especially those who properly share them with credit and link). Thank you for your support and looking forward to another year of comics.