More adorable Tuna-ness. Notice how his eyes go from slits to really wide in that fourth row.
I worked really hard on these backgrounds. This was the winter when we had to dig a ditch in the front yard because the water was pooling in a small pond next to the driveway. I stayed up so late to finish these, and then I had to dig in a frigid ditch during the day. It stressed things between my mother and I, and I think we both went a little insane over it. Next to my jaw surgery, this was one of the most stressful, unhappy times of my life due to the lack of sleep and quarreling with my mom. The experience made me realize that I could not stay home helping out on the farm and still have time to make comics.
I determined that I had to move out on my own.
(And seriously, I was like 22, so it was about damn time. My journal entries for the past3years had been nothing but, “OMG so lonely wish I lived somewhere with people and a library why am I aloooone??”)