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Animation student at Savannah College of Art and Design. Comic artist. Video game enthusiast. Cosplayer. Eater of tasty foods. Lover of musicals. Amateur bassist. Maker of puns and master of plushies.

Socially awkward and sometimes witty.

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Hey guys, I haven't been on in a while. How is everybody? 

An Anon on Tumblr sent me a message today asking what happened to PSY, and why I've stopped updating. I've been meaning to make a post explaining myself for a while now, so I'm just gonna copy-paste the message here: 

anonymous asked:
"yo what happened to your comic did give up on it or???"

Haha I was actually gonna make a post about this but kept forgetting to. Thank you for forcing me to talk about it.

Comic is currently on indefinite hiatus because life. For those who don’t know, I’m a senior in college right now, gonna graduate in 2 weeks. As an animation major, the last year of school is dedicated to your senior film. I had to stop updating because I was too busy with finishing my film on top of 2 other classes that were giving me a lot of work (college is hard). 

Senior film is done now (minus some twiddly things I have to fix and sound design, which is out of my control at this point), but now I have to worry about finding a job and a plethora of other things. ….Which is a whole new kind of stress I’m not used to. 

Have I given up on the comic? …….kinda. I don’t want to say I've given up entirely but not working on it for so long has kinda knocked the inspiration out of me. It’s like when you do something as a routine for a long time, then stop doing it, then when you finally come back to it you don’t look at it the same way any more. “Why did I do this? Why do I want to keep doing this?” I don’t want to stop doing comics but taking a break from PSY has forced me to examine all the flaws in my story, art, and everything else. Plus my art style has evolved quite a bit since October so there’d be a weird jump in art style if I started doing pages again.

Plus I also have the quintessential artist hangup “Does anybody even like my comic anyway/ would they miss it if I stopped?” Because I’ll be honest, I worked on that series for 3 years and it didn’t have much of a following. It’s a little discouraging. 

I’ve worked hard on PSY a lot since I started. I don’t want to stop doing the comic, but I feel like it needs something more that I have to find. I want to keep moving forward, I have a lot of ideas for smaller stories (One of my big mistakes with PSY- it’s really freaking long.), so I kinda want to take a step back and start there. Re-examine the story, the characters, the art, WHY I want to do this story. Get some practice with some new ideas, and let them shine for a while. I was gonna put out volume 2 of PSY once chapter 8 was done (I’m only a few pages away), so maybe I’ll finish the chapter when I have some time and then do a rehaul on the story and start it up again later. I’ve learned a lot about story techniques and how to write in the last few years, and looking back at my scripts makes me want to just rip them up and piece it back together. There’s a lot of stuff in there that isn’t necessary, and I kind of want to gut the script, take out everything that isn’t valuable to the main plot, and release the rest as mini comics on the side. Because there’s a bunch  of clutter right now. (There’s a bonus chapter I was planning to do with Xavier and Millie that explains their backstory in more detail but didn’t really fit into the main storyline, so I want to do more of those and get rid of the clutter the main story has right now.)

TLDR: PSY is in a vegetative state because life is hard, but I want to bring it back eventually when I have a clearer idea of what I want to do with the story. 

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402ShionS3 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for faving ^^
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for the fave on my backpack tutorial! If you use it, I'd love to see what you make. ^_^
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jazz-bot Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
why wasn't i watching you (this is kohai rose)
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Chibidoodles Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Because I never post freaking anything here that's why. :I
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jazz-bot Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Who cares me neither, lets never post anything again
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RambaRal4OWNAGE Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
www.cracked.com/article_20568_…

...The first in the list made my jaw dropped...No joke. O_o
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RambaRal4OWNAGE Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Hey Star, quick question.

I'm considering redoing an entire story I did a year (or was it two?) and would you read:

An action comedy story about a absurdly strong teenage boy who decides to do battle against a super strong bald martial artist and his (bald dude) magically empowered cheerleader girlfriend, all for unreasonable revenge, while teaming up with a military trained yandere who stalks him just because....Uh, because?

...This sounds like a massive redoing I'll be throughly enjoying. ^^
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AdrenalineXAngel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Star, your webcam shot makes me so happy.
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Chibidoodles Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Why thank you. -bows deeply-
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DaVonteWagner Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you do art trades?
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AndrewJr2014 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Artist
Searching for PSY stuff...
Stumbled across you comics...
"Hey, dis is kewl! Meh wondehz what it iz!"]
I like dis!
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J-Nelson Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
To this is James from the Pokemon club
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J-Nelson Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
*yo
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SamAllmon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I got your card at Ikkicon. You are so incredibly talented. I was going to get a commission from you, but you were super booked. So I then spent all of my money on trinkets. I might get one sooner or later.
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thesmiley6679 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I was searching for random things and I found your comics... Awesome.
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