“Get a load of the sack on this one, Greta! Practicing magical fire inside a giant hollow tree! This cub couldn’t be a day over 31! – Rock

I knew it was coming and it’s finally here. I’ve dreaded posting this one for a while. Of all the comic panels so far (and ones yet to come, I think), none look quite so silly and lame as the fourth panel of today’s comic. I remember the clock was ticking and I had to get it in before midnight in order to maintain the inktober streak. I had to illustrate Olfyg attempting to escape. In hindsight I can think of 100 different ways to do that. What I ended up doing though, was drawing what looks like a bear floating through the air completely unmoored from any sort of environment that makes sense.

In short, that panel just looks bad. Unprofessional (which I realize I technically am anyway). It’s a little embarrassing. It was meant to be a halfway funny moment, but it turned out little jarring. I worry people will think I was thinking “pfft, good enough lol!”

Some really nice people always look at me funny when I speak of my work this way. They tell me i’m being too hard on myself, etc. I never know what to say to that. On the one hand I appreciate what they are saying but on the other hand I’m like “bro, do you even draw?”

So anyway, I hope you are enjoying this webcomic about these bears in a fantasy world. New stuff will be here before you know it. Thanks for reading!

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