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On this date, in 2007, I posted the first page of the original prologue of DreamCatcher on my DeviantArt account with basically no plan or anything beyond the first chapter even written. Now it is 2017 and this comic has 29 chapters with over total 800 pages, has moved websites a couple times, and is sitting at just under 1300 *official* fans as far at SmackJeeves is concerned, but I know there are some of you floating around that don't have SJ accounts, which is totally fine.
I was a dumb 14 year old with dumb 14 year old problems like getting a B in math class and boys that didn't like me when I started this. Now I'm a dumb 24 year old with dumb 24 year old problems like student loans and car payments and still boys that don't like me but it's not as big of an issue as it once seemed to be. My priorities have shuffled around a lot, my career is in another universe from what I thought it would be (but not in a bad way), and I started wearing makeup at some point?
But goddammit I am still drawing this comic.
Nowadays I have significantly more chapters written and the whole thing outlined and I even know how it's supposed to end! That may change by the time I actually get there since it's...not the first one I had in mind or probably even the second. The upside to this moving so slow is that I get to do a lot of adjusting to things later in the story before I get to them so they hopefully don't suck when I do.
DC has been one of the few things in my life that has survived the past 10 years, despite a lot of bumps and missed updates and impromptu hiatuses when I just straight up had other things to worry about. I am, at the very least, proud of the sheer amount of work I've managed to put into this thing, and the fact that I can look at the hundreds of pages and say "I made all of this!"
Anyway. I guess that's why I've chosen to rehash this particular image, which has gone through quite a few iterations over the years. There's a couple other versions of it floating around my DA gallery and some really old WIP versions buried on some storage disk somewhere. I remember thinking this up around the time I started the comic and thinking, "yeah, that'd be a cool picture, I'm gonna draw that", but my skill level at the time wasn't quite where it needed to be. Now, I'm pretty content with this thing and hopefully can stop fucking drawing this same visage of RIza holding her stupid glowy floaty Dreamstone. HERE. TAKE IT.
Okay, so, that was my semi-emotional spiel. Please go to the next page for actual stuff for you guys since you're almost as important as I am in the longevity of this comic.