We ran out of boxes when we were moving and ended up using a ton of bags instead. Boxes are a bit more sturdy, in most cases, and are arguably easier to carry. They also make for a fantastic children’s toy. Bags, not so much.
For me, making comics isn’t really all that much of a challenge anymore. I mean, I still struggle every now and then, and I’m constantly pushing myself, but I like to think that drawing comics is something I’m good at. Writing comics, on the other hand, is extraordinarily difficult. The problem I’m facing lately is the feeling that I might be trying TOO HARD to write funny comics. I tend to overthink things, and hold myself to very high standards of professionalism when it comes to my work. Lately, I’ve been trying to write more loosely, and instantly run with any funny idea I have, instead of analyzing it to death, trying to make it perfect. I can’t tell if the comics have improved since I’ve begun writing this way, but it has certainly sped up the process, allowing me to spend more time on the art. Are the jokes more pure this way? More natural? I have no idea. I’m just thinking out loud, trying to figure this all out. Another way I tried to solve this problem of mine is by writing a graphic novel. I learned a lot about writing by doing this, but what I learned doesn’t really apply to a gag-a-day style comic like Massive Pwnage. Writing a long-form story with a definite end is completely different from what I do here. I have had some success using a sort of combination of both styles of writing when I write story-arcs for Massive Pwnage. Maybe that’s what I need to focus on. Telling a story.
I suppose you could say that that’s the entire point of this medium.