Halloween on Christmas, Page 3

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??”)

  • Ash.Rain

    Heh glad I’m not the only one! I’m just now getting a dorm this year and I’m 21–guess we move one when we’re ready too. (or get fed up with taking care of our families..)

  • http://rachelnabors.com Rachel the Great

    There is no shame in living with your parents. But after awhile, your own wishes must take precedence, and it’s a power shift most families cope with best through separation.

  • Senyah

    My parents said that I had to move out when I turn 18 (Which is next year) and I replied that I was living with them forever because they wanted me to leave. The tried to change it up and use reverse psychology, but that only made me want to stay even more. Mwa ha ha!

  • J-Kwez

    I got kicked into a dorm at 18. Grateful for it.