Hello dear Spacers,
This post is not easy to write. But after much deliberation I have decided that I need to take a break from our pal Lt. Jon Spellabee.
I originally started Spellabee Space as a means of coping with an intense case of “Summertime Sadness” last year. And during those initial months Spellabee helped me greatly, having a daily routine of creating for a specific purpose gave me a sense of duty that I was happy to oblige. But, as time went on and the seasons changed, I managed to get back to my original moderate emotional temperature and Spellabee began to drift further and further from my mind.
Spellabee began to feel like a chore that I had to complete each and every Sunday. I no longer found any joy in the process of creating the strip as I once had. This was painful because I love Spellabee, I really do. And he and his respected family members are not receiving the attention and care that they deserve from me on a weekly basis. So, please do not view this break as a plea for laziness, view it as a guilt ridden weight off of my back.
Fret not, my fellow Space travelers, for there is hope!
I’d like to think that Spellabee is an idealized version of myself and however embarrassing that may be, I am willing to accept it and own it. With that embarrassment I am going to embrace it and move forward knowing that anytime I put myself into a work, I will know that there will always be a little Spellabee. Don’t you see dear Spacers? Spellabee isn’t going anywhere!
He’s just changing into forms in which you are not familiar with and that he will forever be kicking around in my heart and yours as long as we allow him.
So, where do we go from here Spacers? The universe is a big place with many nooks and crannies to explore and I’m willing to go there if you are. I have great ambitions, some I’ll get to some I won’t, that’s just how this thing goes. But you can bet your planetary mass that I will be forever working on them, and I’d be honored if you joined me for the ride.
Signing off (at least for awhile),
P.S. Spellabee had a girl. Her name is Ella Bee Spellabee. She is beautiful.