Sunday, December 13, 2015

Once more with feeling...


I've spent the last sixteen months bouncing back from a catastrophic complication from beating cancer almost twenty five years ago, climbed out of near financial ruin, and just on this side from re-establishing Grand Central Station, my art career, and getting some stuff published. So naturally the pangs of loneliness and the urge to share life's adventures would get to tugging on my withered heart strings.

And, once again, jumping on line for a look-see has reduced me to a quivering mass of romantic fear. Look familiar? Why, just a little more than five years ago I went through pretty much the very same thing... though then it was a little more kilt and a little less pants. (Oh, you've come a long way, Charlie.)

But this time I'm sticking to it, and chronicling my misadventures thanks to the inspiration of Victoria Ying, a Los Angles based animator who I follow on Twitter. Newly single, herself, she's turned her dating "adventures" into a comic she posts on Tumblr.

So, here I am, about to dive back into the world of bars, awkward first dates, and insecurities. And I'm going to take you all along for the ride.This should get... interesting.

13 comments:

  1. I recently stumbled across your blog. In case you didn't know it already, you're cute as fuck. I wish you luck in your dating adventures.

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    1. I've spent the better part of the month trying to come up with a witty response. Instead I'll just say "thank you"... and blush a lot.

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  2. I've been thinking about you. How is your quest going?

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  3. Oh, it's going. There will be more comics; once I can find a little time to make them.

    I really can't say if it's going well, or not, but I am considering getting sized from a brown robe and a rope belt, soon...

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  4. Surely it can't be that bad, can it? Anyways, a robe and belt must have their dating upsides. Easy access, right?

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  5. Unless you're a monk; then it's sort of a non-issue, I'd suppose.

    It may not be that it's going bad as I'm just really bad at this. And dating out here in the San Francisco Bay Area has its own... complications. (Seen in this weekend's next comic.)

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  6. Touché. However, do you really believe that they're totally chaste?
    I empathize with your dating conundrum--I live in Santa Cruz. Although I think dating sucks pretty much everywhere.

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  7. Well okay, miss and/or mister reader; what was the secret of your success?

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  8. Miss reader. And I'm not sure how suceesful I've been, seeing as I keep finding myself leaving comments on artists' websites. However, in full disclosure, I also can't say I haven't been successful. But life is complicated, isn't it?

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  9. Well, I can't speak for every other artist, but I'm not complaining for the conversation. (Unless, you know, you've got a stalking fetish for cartoonists. I still may be okay with that, though.) You are always welcome to move this off the comments section, of course.

    As for the complications of life, I'm not too sure if it is, or we make it that way. Maybe it's a little of both. But I'm glad that, at least for me, it can make a funny comic. (Also that it continuously offers me a chance to learn and discover. Yeah, that too.)

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  10. There's only one artist. Was trying to make coquettish generalizations.

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  11. I think you should exchange pics or contact info!

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  12. Like I said, I'm really bad at this; especially when being cryptic in the comments of my own comic.

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