Buzz·Posted on Nov 18, 201721 Comics About ComicsGetting meta up in here.by Maritsa PatrinosBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. If you draw comics, you know how impossible it can be to draw comics. Mike Hinson / BuzzFeed 2. There are some things that are just impossible to draw no matter how many times you try. Flo Perry / BuzzFeed 3. Buying gifts for you is incredibly easy (albeit predictable). Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Mike Hinson / BuzzFeed 4. It can be difficult to constantly come up with ideas. Karina Farek for BuzzFeed 5. Sometimes it's just easier to give in to what's easy. Hannah Hillam for BuzzFeed 6. Other peoples' jobs sound like they exist on another planet. Karina Farek for BuzzFeed 7. Going to school for your passion is the gift that keeps on giving. Mike Hinson / BuzzFeed 8. And many other people don't fully get the concept of art as a profession. Adam Ellis / BuzzFeed 9. Getting others to understand what you do can be a little... awkward. Karina Farek / BuzzFeed 10. Comics can also be one of the most time-consuming things you can do. Will Varner / BuzzFeed 11. Sometimes there honestly isn't time to do everyday things. Maritsa Patrinos / BuzzFeed 12. Sleep is rare and sporadic. Karina Farek for BuzzFeed 13. You've gotten used to being tired all the time. Loryn Brantz / BuzzFeed 14. You run mostly on stress and caffeine. Dan Meth for BuzzFeed 15. And the self-criticism can haunt you forever. Adam Ellis / BuzzFeed 16. You don't often get the luxury of having an off day. Dami Lee for BuzzFeed 17. And just because you're working all the time doesn't mean everything doesn't come together in the eleventh hour. Maritsa Patrinos / BuzzFeed 18. Lots of times you feel like giving up. Natalya Lobanova / BuzzFeed 19. But there's nothing more validating than hearing that others recognize your struggle. Andrea Hickey / BuzzFeed 20. It's all about the little hacks you use to make the work more manageable. Alexa Fishman / BuzzFeed 21. In the end, it's a strange and lovely fusion of hobby and profession. Karina Farek for BuzzFeed For more comics, follow BuzzFeed Comics on Facebook and Instagram!