Okay I’m not sure how to feel right now.
Either it’s really easy to get on the front page of Newgrounds.com or maybe the admins are extremely partial to the cyberpunk-ish, vaporwave art aesthetic (judging by the website colors?). I don’t want to seem ungrateful, but I don’t want to get to that place where I feel untouchable and become annoyingly… exceedingly arrogant. Maybe I’m making too big a deal out of this. But at least if there’s any place to post about my gratitude and triumphs pertaining to “The Anaether,” it’d be this site, right?

Maybe it’s no big deal? Okay I’ll just say again that I’m grateful at the very least. Otherwise, I’ve pretty much been trying to keep myself mentally prepared to have “The Anaether” exist in obscurity for a while before anything that big happens. Like, a year. Or 5 years, whatever.

Okay I’m gonna be real right now. I’m really happy but really sad. I’m happy that I’ve found my dream project and it happens to be one that I came up with myself and I don’t think I could possibly have more control over a project like this. The only person I really ever have to fight with or deal with is myself.

I’m sad that good quality work takes time. Through no fault of their own, the audience of my artwork currently doesn’t know the story I put behind all of these images I’ve publicized. Only literally like… 3 other people in the world actually know at least some of the story since I showed them my thumbnails. I’m sure people are wondering. I wish I could just finish my comic pages really quickly and just release the first 50, 100 pages right now in full color and rendering so that there’d at least be more concreteness to the imagery I’ve already put out here. It’s my fault that my audience is in the dark at the moment.

That aside though, I am actually enjoying the process and I’m glad I’m getting at least some measure of recognition already, which I didn’t expect.

And again, I’m grateful and I’ll just leave it at that. I’m gonna get back to painting now.