I can’t drive 55, but I can draw 55 (comics). I blinked and now Foxes & Boxes is up to 55 pages! Time flies, especially this last year. I should probably write some sort of One Year Later blog post, or something. Or just do it here! Sure!

Behind the Scenes:  see my original drawing for this comic and more on Patreon

Am I still enjoying Foxes & Boxes a year later? Yes. I’m glad I took the chance on this crazy story. I think I’m finally getting used to this long form thing. Or starting to, maybe. I definitely miss making one-shot gag comics at times. I might start doing those here and there and post them to Patreon for patrons (then share them elsewhere later). We’ll see. I need to get through Inktober first. So far, so good!

I’m hoping Inktober will get me in the habit of drawing silly things every morning (so far so good) and I will keep going.

Inktober ,and wanting to draw my cartoons in the morning, forced me to shake up my routines. All for the better too. I give a lot of credit to the book Growing Gills by Jessica Abel for helping me with this.

I’m still working my way through Growing Gills, and it’s workbook, but it is a big help. There’s a big focus on sucking it up and making life changes to carve out time for your creative pursuits (EX: Getting up earlier). One task early into the book is tracking how you spend your time throughout the day. This, while a challenge, was very eye-opening. Not only did it show me where I was probably wasting time (cough staring at phone cough), but how much I could actually do in an hour or even less.

Am I perfect with my time tracking? No. But, I do what I can (and it’s only for two weeks). I’m trying and that’s most important step.

I highly recommend Growing Gills to all of my creative pals, or for those wanting to take a stab at their own creative projects. Heck, it’s good just for managing your job/life balance in general too.

Related Foxes & Boxes Comics: Foxes & Boxes – 39, Foxes & Boxes – 47

Comic Transcript: Foxes & Boxes – 55

::Kane, still hiding in the bushes outside the mansion, holds a hand to an ear::
Kane: What’s that sound?

::A view of the mansion::
SFX: Skreeeee

::The mansion becomes enveloped in a flash of blinding light::
SFX: DOOM!

::The charred remains of the mansion::

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Daniel J. Hogan is a geeky cartoonist and writer living in Michigan. Daniel is available for freelance writing and cartooning commissions (Contact Daniel). This post contains affiliate links, unless it doesn't.

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