It was 10 years ago* when I decided to start a webcomic called Loading Artist. *actually 10 years, 1 month, and 2 weeks ago
When I was thinking about what to write about for this occasion, I was initially considering something about how I didn’t expect to ever get this far and that I never thought I’d still be doing this week in week out etc etc.. but now that I think about it.. I think I’ve always known I’d still be here making these comics. It was my childhood dream after all (although technically my dream was to work for Jim Davis making Garfields, but eh close enough ).
However, there is one thing I did NOT expect with getting this far.
This. Amazing. Community.
For my birthday last year, the twitch/discord community got together in secret and planned a super extravagant digital birthday cake for me, with each layer being drawn by someone with inside jokes and touching messages. I was blown away.
And now for my 10 year anniversary, the community have once again COMPLETELY BLOWN ME AWAY and surprised me with THIS masterpiece:
LoadedArtists – a meticulously replicated website loaded with inside jokes and my comics REDRAWN BY THE COMMUNITY.
(press ctrl+shift+alt+6 to break the site. This site has more functionality than my current one!)
Even the store was targeted!
Thank you so much to everyone who took part in this. You are all so incredible. <3
And to top it all off, here is the one and only MarcMansfield with another amazing montage!
Thank you thank you thank you everyone! Here’s to the next 10 years.