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Arc 8 - The Whizard - Page 17
January 20, 2012

Vote to see the next page! I'll keep doing this for now since, uh, a record number of people voted on Wednesday. I'm-a gonna take that as a "yes we like it!" sign.

Today is the LAST day to get in on the What it Takes/Comic Creators for Freedom raffle! The winner is drawn tomorrow! There are 15 tickets in the raffle so far. If you missed the filler, the Comic Creators for Freedom drive started! This is the third year I'm participating, and the second year where I am offering a prize for MY readers. This prize this year is an original drawing to be raffled off to those who donate to the awesome cause of supporting victims of sex trafficking. Yeah, that stuff you see on Law and Order: SVU? It happens in real life. And comic creators across the globe have joined up to create a collaborative piece of art as an incentive for donations. So, to recap, you get THAT piece of art (Colbey is in it, hurling a GIANT snowball) as well as a chance at an original piece from me. Details here!

Do you make a webcomic? Are you looking to join a group of people who also make webcomics, have a community, support each other, and offer free hosting if needed (that requires no ads)? Well now. You should check out SpiderForest! We're accepting applications until January 24th. It's a great place to be, been here 5 years now, still loving it. Each year is better and better. I'm proud to be an SF webcomic creator!

I've been doing a bit of an experiment lately on clearing my brain. I've constantly compared my brain with a computer--it has a limited CPU. Run too many programs, and everything slows down. Don't turn the computer off every now and then, and it also slows down. Problem is, my two largest programs are "school" and "art," but I'd been trying to run "constant music," "netflix," "martial arts," and THEN I went and got a caffeine virus...

SO. For the past week I've had no caffeine. I haven't listened to music while working. I read before bed and don't stay up late drawing. My brain hasn't felt this CLEAR is months. It was getting to the point of ridiculousness. I think I will keep this up for another few weeks before I attempt to add the occasional cup of afternoon tea. I think that and turning off the music was the biggest change. It was amazing how...insidious...music could be. Always there, being a pleasant distraction--but STILL a distraction! I was able to focus so much better without it. Now I'm finding that having something always making noise in the background is irritating. Weird!

Anyway, see you next Wednesday!