Okay. I think it’s about time I talked about this.
Yesterday on March 28th 2015, my dog Kelly Waggoner passed away. She was 14 years old.
Kelly was a sweet dog but also was a bit of a trouble maker, often running around trying to snack on things she shouldn’t snack on and getting on the couch when no one was looking. Even when she got older there was this bit of energy in her that didn’t go away… and it pains me now that she’s gone.
Even as I’m typing this there’s part of my subconscious that still thinks she’s around a corner or that she’s at the vets and will be back later, and I have to constantly remind myself that she’s not.
Because of this I have to announce that WaggToons will be going on hiatus, after an event like this I don’t feel like drawing a comic where the majority of the cast are dogs. This is also because much of WaggToons (Particularly the design and some of the personality of Linda Looper) was inspired by Kelly. Even if I did feel like working it there would be a feeling of sadness while drawing it and that would end up showing in the final product.
Of course WaggToons will be back eventually, but right now I need some time to heal. It’s gonna take a while for me to get used to being dogless, especially since we were so close. I can at least take comfort that she had a long and happy life and that she had a family that cared about her.
|I've been drawing cartoons ever since I could hold a pencil. My main influences are the classic cartoons from the golden age of animation. I'm currently an artist for the fan made audio drama Doctor Whoooves and Assistant as well as the mod for the tumblr blogs Time Out With Doctor Whooves, Ask Pencil Sketch and the Ask Kermit blog. I'm also the artist and writer for Waggtoons.com, my webcomic site.|