– I’m finally recovered from my injury enough to do regular strips! Or at least thats how I feel right now. Working on this strip took about twice as long as normal, but that was mostly due to taking breaks and not pain. My recovery is going well and my doctor and physical therapist say I should be able to work as normal by next month and be fully recovered early next year! The side effects of my injury are still alarming. I can’t move my arm in certain ways without pain, and my right arm won’t fully extend, even after persistent stretching. But 90% of the time I feel just fine.
I really appreciate your support and patience over the last month. Unexpected disruptions like this can really send someone’s life spiraling, and thankfully that did not happen. I’m happy to be back on track and month later!
– If you live in Portland come see me at the Better Together Art Market this Saturday (August 20th) from 10-6pm! I’ll be selling original art, stickers and other odds and ends Medusa stuff.
– Hi everyone. I’d like to mention that you can support my work on Patreon or Ko-fi (or by ordering stuff from my store). I’m sure you won’t be surprised to find that I don’t make much. Since the pandemic money has been especially tight, and I’ve had to spend more and more time on freelance work and commissions to pay the bills. Which means less time making comics and art for you all to enjoy. Recently things have improved a little due to several very generous readers, but I could still use your support. If you can spare a small monthly contribution through Patreon or a tip through Ko-fi I’d really appreciate. Your support directly help finance both my comics work and pay my living expenses!
Long bus ride. Feels like you’ve been on it for weeks.
Heh, sorry, couldn’t help myself. Happy to see you back.
It does feel that way.
Maybe they did take the bus to Greece in the end? 😉
Jake I love you my dude but your dialog in the news and comic isn’t flowing perfectly. I hope you heal ok and don’t overdo it! It seems like you’re working really hard
I think it might just be you dude, everything looks normal to me
Yeah, it was me. Misreading comic Jake talk about food, and missing a sentence in the opening paragraph of news. It wasn’t tired language, just sentence structure I wasn’t expecting
I was curious what you were seeing.
Looking at the comic, you can tell that the flow IS him not overdoing it – Lots of more static poses and such – e.g. Medusa is in the same position in 2 and 4, the food guy never moves, etc.
It’s a pretty good way to continue the strip without over exerting himself
Now Modest doesn’t have to worry that her hair will steal her sandwich.
LOL, you just ate there yesterday.
I know. It wasn’t even the same cart I was thinking of. It just looks the same.
Not the weirdest thing this guy has seen
It does get better if you follow the regimen. I had (still have, probably) a rotator cup (not cuff, the one inside) tear. The surgeon said one of the most remarkable things:
“I’m a surgeon, and I want to cut into you and fix this, but I’m going to have to cut through four layers of tendons and muscles to just see what might be the problem. I know the pain is high, but we can manage you medications for that. I want you to take a year, use the meds, get the physical therapy. I think you can cure this without surgery, but I’ll do it after the year if it doesn’t get better. At most I can give you 80% strength and mobility – AT MOST. The majority get around 60%.”
It was his honesty and giving me the odds that made me admire him. And you know what? The pain is gone and full mobility was restored. It did take about a year. I did have to give up on some things (I still have a manual shifter though) and limit my carry weight for the rest of my life, but the pain and limited mobility did go away. I don’t draw for a living, but I do software so it is a lot of typing and mouse-use, with occasional drawing with the Wacom.
So take the meds, stick with the therapy, and stay in touch with the doctor AND their staff. Get better soon.
Thanks. I’m sticking with it.