Life for Vas
This week has been busy, but calm. Potato harvest at the farm has been in full effect and I am finally settling into my new health insurance job. I can’t even explain how much fun it is to give free samples and make people smile. Retirement was okay, but socializing and having a reason to get out of the house every weekend feels far more fulfilling. Most people my age don’t understand why so many retirees go back to the job market. The media makes it sound like such a holy grail, but really it isn’t. You ask yourself every single day, “is that all there is,” because it feels so much like a dead-end. This is why I went back to work the moment I finished my physical rehabilitation. I like doing art, but it’s too easy to feel isolated, especially when your community’s idea of art is either copying everyone else’s work, churning out inoffensive pabulum, banal landscapes and wild life paintings. While Internet communities are nice and really help my sanity, there’s something about face-to-face contact. But don’t worry, working for me just means more stability for the webcomic’s finances during down times and less roller coasters for my emotions. I am in a good place now, and I hope to stay there for a while.
Speaking of Webcomic Finances
The Rasputin Barxotka shop is back on Barxotka.com. Now you can find Rasputin Barxotka goodies in one convenient place!
Guest Comic for the Week
Check out my Monkey Dog Snake Human gritty non-canon reboot. It’s poking fun at the obnoxious Marvel and DC reboot stuff as of late. Be sure to explore the archives of MDSH for gross-out humor, cute snakelets and other fun stuff by Jab.