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21 Comics About Comics

Getting meta up in here.

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1. If you draw comics, you know how impossible it can be to draw comics.

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2. There are some things that are just impossible to draw no matter how many times you try.

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3. Buying gifts for you is incredibly easy (albeit predictable).

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4. It can be difficult to constantly come up with ideas.

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5. Sometimes it's just easier to give in to what's easy.

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6. Other peoples' jobs sound like they exist on another planet.

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7. Going to school for your passion is the gift that keeps on giving.

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8. And many other people don't fully get the concept of art as a profession.

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9. Getting others to understand what you do can be a little... awkward.

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10. Comics can also be one of the most time-consuming things you can do.

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11. Sometimes there honestly isn't time to do everyday things.

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12. Sleep is rare and sporadic.

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13. You've gotten used to being tired all the time.

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14. You run mostly on stress and caffeine.

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15. And the self-criticism can haunt you forever.

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16. You don't often get the luxury of having an off day.

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17. And just because you're working all the time doesn't mean everything doesn't come together in the eleventh hour.

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18. Lots of times you feel like giving up.

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19. But there's nothing more validating than hearing that others recognize your struggle.

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20. It's all about the little hacks you use to make the work more manageable.

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21. In the end, it's a strange and lovely fusion of hobby and profession.

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