Cartooning is tough (duh!). Especially if you’re trying to do it professionally.
I used to get VERY discouraged when things didn’t go as planned.
It didn’t help either when you look around and you see all of these other cartoonists killing it!
They have new books! Millions of followers! Tons of press!
And you? You have your mom reading your comic once in awhile. OH, and your Uncle Bob might leave a comment sometimes.
So, how do you mentally handle things when it seems like cartooning is going…nowhere?
There is a way to move past discouragement.
In fact, when it seems like things are going nowhere, that’s usually when things are going somewhere.
Sure, you can’t just sit on the sidelines and expect it all to just come to you. You have to put in the work. But, along the way, trust the process.
Here’s my thoughts on discouragement and how to prevent it.
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