So close, yet…
The best thing about issue 3 is all the rocky, outdoor settings. There’s something very freeing and satisfying about creating such abstract and unlimited environments. I used to be a professional geologist, and I guess a love-of-rocks is still part of me.
In this panel, Clarabelle realizes that, despite how far she’s already come, she still has a long and difficult climb ahead of her. I certainly sympathize with her. Life seems to be a non-stop uphill, even when doing something as fun and satisfying as drawing. As much as I love making comics, sometimes I look at all the pages ahead and feel overwhelmed.
If she asked, I’d tell Clarabelle, “In life, as well as when scrambling over mountainsides, just keep your focus on what’s right in front of you and worry about tackling the far-off slope once you get there.” Oh, and snakes. For the gods’ sake, watch out for snakes.