A friend of mine is working on a stick-figure-and-crayon webcomic based on Grimm’s Fairy Tales. As I post this, the first four pages of Ashputtel (Cinderella) are online, with more on the way in the coming days. If you like fairy tales, stick figures, crayons, or webcomics, be sure to check out her webcomic and leave encouraging comments! Fly, my little birdies! Fly! *cue evil laughter*

Starting a webcomic is really hard, and everyone who undertakes such a task deserves encouragement. Typically, a webcomic is maintained by a single person who writes, draws, and posts the entire thing by themselves. Without deadlines or anyone to push you for completed work, it can be an incredibly daunting task. I mean, you have to overcome inertia just to start.

Then there are the jerks who think they have some idea of what work goes into a webcomic who think they can lambast you for the quality of your art or your writing. If it weren’t bad enough that there’s no one to support your initial work, you have people telling you you’re no good and to stop. Then again, compare that to the crushing feeling that no one cares about your work.

Okay, I think I’ve instilled enough empathy. Go forth, and say something nice!