Announcementon July 5, 2010 at 9:00 am
Ellerbisms will be ending on the 250th strip.
Wow, that feels weird to say, but also such a relief. There are a lot of factors as to how I reached this decision and I want to tell you all why I’m stopping after 3 years.
Well, I’ve been drawing this for 3 years, I really want to draw something else for a while. Do you know my Chloe Noonan comic? It seems to be picking up steam at the moment and truth be told, I can’t get that ginger whinger out of my head. I can write and thumbnail a whole Chloe Noonan story in the time it takes me to muster up the enthusiasm of drawing yet another one page strip about my face. It feels like Ellerbisms has become a chore rather than an artistic endeavour and when I spotted a natural conclusion to the series, I decided to take it.
It’s time I had some time alone. From today’s strip it’s obvious that I’m not doing so great at the moment and whereas I could essentially choose not to show that aspect of my life to you, I feel that would be cheating you, my wonderful, brilliant, audience. When you’re not doing so great, do you really want to spend the majority of your free time drawing a comic about how you’re not doing so great? I want some escapism.
I would love to explore longer autobiographical stories in the future, and I do think the very nature of Ellerbisms – one moment of the day etc – does hinder creativity. When I feel that I have an awesome story to tell, then I’ll return to the genre and explore longer storytelling.
Adam’s ending his comic on #200 so I decided to copy him. OH I’M JUST JOKING YOU GUYS!
So, yeah, 15 to go. I’ve cleared my schedule and my main priority is to finish Ellerbisms and give it the send off it deserves. I’m hoping to add another update on a Thursday to keep the momentum up, so as opposed to waiting 4 months for the end, it’ll take 2. I’ll let you know how I get on with that, mind.