This is my comic about why I haven’t worked on Bad Mother in a while. It turns out that if you are trans and feel conflicted about your body and reproductive destiny in the ways alluded to here, writing and drawing a webcomic about a cis lesbian and the cis daughter she can relatively uncomplicatedly produce and raise (relative to you), in a way that also forces you to think very carefully and in a detailed way about the childhood and life arc of said cis daughter, is not a good “mental health” decision possibly. So it seemed wise maybe to address this directly.
There are other Bad Mother comix that I may or may not finish and I may or may not come back to it, but I have a couple of Cathy strip ideas (some featuring Mona and Betty, sure) and I want to do those for a while. It’s Frustrating To Write Mostly Cis Characters These Days isn’t the only factor involved in comix production slowdown, and if I had more time to uncomplicatedly spend on comics or less fear of the process of making comics itself, I could probably like “power through” my existing Bad Mother outline? But I don’t have that much time, so I want to spend what time I do spend on comics on articulating stuff from this point of view now. Sorry, if that bugs you! This may result in more comics for you though! Or it may not!
Maybe I will recenter Bad Mother on Cathy (as Allison Parrish once told me I ought to do) so that the same characters you have come to know and love will still be there, but now they will be explicitly viewed through the cruel, jaundiced eye of our heroine! Maybe I will just bring back Boat Girl forever! Who knows what I will do! I don’t!
UPDATE: I don’t even know! I’m still in New Orleans! I am really actively looking for freelance work, if you are seeking someone to design books or edit copy! Please inquire! I am still writing. Instar Books released two new titles since last update, and a third is coming ASAP. We are planning a sweet Fall tour, about which more info soon. Today’s Tarot draw was the Three of Swords, although it’s 11:15pm where I am, so it’s probably too late to act on that information.