History CreatorBreakdown / WebComics

4th May '16 1:09:57 PM aye_amber
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* Tarol Hunt, creator of ''{{Webcomic/Goblins}}'', had a nervous breakdown in early 2014. Instead of affecting the contents of the comic proper (other than it being on hiatus for a few months), he managed to draw [[http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/b9/0a/8f/b90a8fefa229c7b695b5b993d3b5db9a.jpg this]]. He explains everything in [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/i-quit/ this blog post]] (warning, WallOfText).

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* Tarol Hunt, creator of ''{{Webcomic/Goblins}}'', had a nervous breakdown in early 2014. Instead of affecting the contents of the comic proper (other than it being on hiatus for a few months), he managed to draw [[http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/b9/0a/8f/b90a8fefa229c7b695b5b993d3b5db9a.[[http://i.imgur.com/BJHEEQr.jpg this]]. He explains everything in [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/i-quit/ this blog post]] (warning, WallOfText).
30th Mar '16 2:44:16 AM SithLordPlagueis
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* Christian Weston Chandler, creator of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', does this in issue 10 of his series, [[KillEmAll eradicating everything that has bothered Chris up to that point]]. After that, he unofficially [[OrphanedSeries abandoned the comic]], claiming that the trolls "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAqAIkE1ZIs drained his creativity]]". A lot of Chris' breakdown was due to the fact that his Internet {{Troll}}s wanted ([[MetaphoricallyTrue from their point of view]]) to show him the reality of him wanting to officially produce his comic. Major cases of ScheduleSlip, Chris fighting with a fan who didn't want him to use a character he made for shits and giggles, having [[Webcomic/{{Asperchu}} a rival webcomic]] being more popular than his, all culminating when it interfered with his real life and angrily deriding his fans as those who'd just want more of his comics than him having a life. Which isn't much, but that's a different story altogether. A few years later, armchair psychiatrists surmised that the leading factor was actually Chris being forced to kill off the character of Simonla Rosechu.

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* Christian Weston Chandler, creator of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', does this in issue 10 of his series, [[KillEmAll eradicating everything that has bothered Chris up to that point]]. After that, he unofficially [[OrphanedSeries abandoned the comic]], claiming that the trolls "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAqAIkE1ZIs drained his creativity]]". A lot of Chris' breakdown was due to the fact that his Internet {{Troll}}s wanted ([[MetaphoricallyTrue from their point of view]]) to show him the reality of him wanting to officially produce his comic. Major cases of ScheduleSlip, Chris fighting with a fan who didn't want him to use a character he made for shits and giggles, having [[Webcomic/{{Asperchu}} a rival webcomic]] being more popular than his, all culminating when it interfered with his real life and angrily deriding his fans as those who'd just want more of his comics than him having a life. Which isn't much, but that's a different story altogether. A few years later, armchair psychiatrists surmised that the leading factor was actually Chris being forced to kill off the character of Simonla Rosechu. The comic, however, has since been updated, with a retcon of the Issue 10 ending and the conclusion of the Christmas Special.
8th Dec '15 11:05:01 AM JudasZala
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* Christian Weston Chandler, creator of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', does this in issue 10 of his series, [[KillEmAll eradicating everything that has bothered Chris up to that point]]. After that, he unofficially [[OrphanedSeries abandoned the comic]], claiming that the trolls "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAqAIkE1ZIs drained his creativity]]". A lot of Chris' breakdown was due to the fact that his Internet {{Troll}}s wanted to show him the reality of him wanting to officially produce his comic. Major cases of ScheduleSlip, Chris fighting with a fan who didn't want him to use a character he made for shits and giggles, having [[Webcomic/{{Asperchu}} a rival webcomic]] being more popular than his, all culminating when it interfered with his real life and angrily deriding his fans as those who'd just want more of his comics than him having a life. Which isn't much, but that's a different story altogether. A few years later, armchair psychiatrists surmised that the leading factor was actually Chris being forced to kill off the character of Simonla Rosechu.

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* Christian Weston Chandler, creator of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', does this in issue 10 of his series, [[KillEmAll eradicating everything that has bothered Chris up to that point]]. After that, he unofficially [[OrphanedSeries abandoned the comic]], claiming that the trolls "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAqAIkE1ZIs drained his creativity]]". A lot of Chris' breakdown was due to the fact that his Internet {{Troll}}s wanted ([[MetaphoricallyTrue from their point of view]]) to show him the reality of him wanting to officially produce his comic. Major cases of ScheduleSlip, Chris fighting with a fan who didn't want him to use a character he made for shits and giggles, having [[Webcomic/{{Asperchu}} a rival webcomic]] being more popular than his, all culminating when it interfered with his real life and angrily deriding his fans as those who'd just want more of his comics than him having a life. Which isn't much, but that's a different story altogether. A few years later, armchair psychiatrists surmised that the leading factor was actually Chris being forced to kill off the character of Simonla Rosechu.
24th Oct '15 8:12:55 PM eddurd
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* Ed Gedeon of ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' took a brief hiatus after the sudden death of his wife. While the strip has resumed, updates have been very sporadic. Also, Gedeon no longer posts his almost daily FilkSong in the comments section of ''Webcomic/SkinHorse''.
18th Jun '15 7:17:47 AM mlsmithca
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** With Act 5 over, Act 6 seems to have hit a reset button on everyone's pent up emotions. Ironically in hindsight it seems that while Hussie was fine, the ''fans'' degenerated into angry fitiful infighting and constant drama, reaching MemeticMutation levels with "Hiatusstuck", shorthand for the amazingly weird stuff the fanbase came up with during hiatuses.

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** With Act 5 over, Act 6 seems to have hit a reset button on everyone's pent up emotions. Ironically in hindsight it seems that while Hussie was fine, the ''fans'' degenerated into angry fitiful fitful infighting and constant drama, reaching MemeticMutation levels with "Hiatusstuck", shorthand for the amazingly weird stuff the fanbase came up with during hiatuses.



* Christian Weston Chandler, creator of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', does this in issue 10 of his series, [[KillEmAll eradicating everything that has bothered Chris up to that point]]. After that, he unofficially [[OrphanedSeries abandoned the comic]], claiming that the trolls "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAqAIkE1ZIs drained his creativity]]".
** A little more backstory to this: A lot of Chris' breakdown was due to the fact that his Internet {{Troll}}s wanted to show him the reality of him wanting to officially produce his comic. Major cases of ScheduleSlip, Chris fighting with a fan who didn't want him to use a character he made for shits and giggles, having [[Webcomic/{{Asperchu}} a rival webcomic]] being more popular than his, all culminating when it interfered with his real life and angrily deriding his fans as those who'd just want more of his comics than him having a life. Which isn't much, but that's a different story altogether. A few years later, armchair psychiatrists surmised that the leading factor was actually Chris being forced to kill off the character of Simonla Rosechu.
* Lis Boriss of ''Webcomic/BrokenPlotDevice'' fame had her mother diagnosed with breast cancer. Lis's depression caused an unexpected indefinite hiatus, but luckily, surgery was succesfull, and webcomic came back very quickly.

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* Christian Weston Chandler, creator of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', does this in issue 10 of his series, [[KillEmAll eradicating everything that has bothered Chris up to that point]]. After that, he unofficially [[OrphanedSeries abandoned the comic]], claiming that the trolls "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAqAIkE1ZIs drained his creativity]]".
** A little more backstory to this:
creativity]]". A lot of Chris' breakdown was due to the fact that his Internet {{Troll}}s wanted to show him the reality of him wanting to officially produce his comic. Major cases of ScheduleSlip, Chris fighting with a fan who didn't want him to use a character he made for shits and giggles, having [[Webcomic/{{Asperchu}} a rival webcomic]] being more popular than his, all culminating when it interfered with his real life and angrily deriding his fans as those who'd just want more of his comics than him having a life. Which isn't much, but that's a different story altogether. A few years later, armchair psychiatrists surmised that the leading factor was actually Chris being forced to kill off the character of Simonla Rosechu.
* Lis Boriss of ''Webcomic/BrokenPlotDevice'' fame had her mother diagnosed with breast cancer. Lis's depression caused an unexpected indefinite hiatus, but luckily, surgery was succesfull, successful, and webcomic came back very quickly.
26th May '15 1:38:57 AM Kid
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* ''Webcomic/LivingWithInsanity'' was originally supposed to be a solo comic done by David Herbert, updating every weekday (And sometimes on weekends) successfully. However, despite there only being thirty strips, David was repeatedly told by friends and pro editors that while they enjoyed his writing, his art was horrible. To make matters worse, his girlfriend dumped him around this time. His already frail ego shattered, Herbert quit the comic's art duties and hired Paul Salvi, which ended up making the comic much more successful than any of Herbert's other comics.

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* ''Webcomic/LivingWithInsanity'' was originally supposed to be a solo comic done by David Herbert, updating every weekday (And (and sometimes on weekends) successfully. However, despite there only being thirty strips, David was repeatedly told by friends and pro editors that while they enjoyed his writing, his art was horrible. To make matters worse, his girlfriend dumped him around this time. His already frail ego shattered, Herbert quit the comic's art duties and hired Paul Salvi, which ended up making the comic much more successful than any of Herbert's other comics.
19th May '15 5:23:24 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* The author of ''Webcomic/PicturesForSadChildren'' is right in the middle of one. After removing all comics from his website right around the time he started a Kickstarter to publish them in book form, he eventually exceeded his goal, but then suddenly he made a rambling Kickstarter post stating that he won't be giving out any more of the rewards backers earned, and calling out his backers for expecting something in return for their investment (which he'd promised from the beginning) and basically saying that he shouldn't have to do anything in return for payment. Along with the post was [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/73258510/sad-pictures-for-children/posts/759318 a video of him burning a Pictures For Sad Children book for every email he received about said rewards]], and threatening to burn even more for every e-mail he got afterwards.

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* The author of ''Webcomic/PicturesForSadChildren'' is right in the middle of one. After removing all comics from his her website right around the time he she started a Kickstarter to publish them in book form, he she eventually exceeded his her goal, but then suddenly he she made a rambling Kickstarter post stating that he she won't be giving out any more of the rewards backers earned, and calling out his her backers for expecting something in return for their investment (which he'd she'd promised from the beginning) and basically saying that he she shouldn't have to do anything in return for payment. Along with the post was [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/73258510/sad-pictures-for-children/posts/759318 a video of him her burning a Pictures For Sad Children book for every email he she received about said rewards]], and threatening to burn even more for every e-mail he she got afterwards.
29th Apr '15 6:48:06 PM ZeldaQueen64
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** A third example was when his pet puppy got loose and was hit by a car. He halted the scheduled update and instead posted a picture of her and asked for his readers to share stories of their own pet losses. It concluded with a musical comic depicting the life of Mario and Yoshi together.
31st Mar '15 9:47:43 AM Abodos
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* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' creator Matthew Taranto suffered a short case of Creator Breakdown when his Wii was gutted out and lost all of its data. He drew a bonus strip where all of the major cast members [[EndOftheWorldasWeKnowIt as well as the Earth itself]] were destroyed by the Sun, as a comedic reference to a previous bonus comic.

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* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' creator Matthew Taranto suffered a short case of Creator Breakdown when his Wii {{Wii}} was gutted out and lost all of its data. He drew a bonus strip where all of the major cast members [[EndOftheWorldasWeKnowIt as well as the Earth itself]] were destroyed by the Sun, as a comedic reference to a previous bonus comic.
10th Dec '14 8:07:34 AM jimfromtx
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* Teased but averted in-universe in ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' (a retelling of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies as a tabletop RPG). Jim and Annie (playing Padme and Anakin respectively - [[CrossPlayer we know, we know]], things just turned out that way) started Episode III with their relationship having gone sour, and with Annie really enjoying the roleplaying aspect it looked like a breakup would prompt her to make Anakin have a FaceHeelTurn and kill Jim's character in revenge. What acutally ultimately happened was that they reconciled; Padme still died but this was Jim actually roleplaying for once, using the death scene to give Annie more angsty material to work with.

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* Teased but averted in-universe in ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' (a retelling of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies as a tabletop RPG). Jim and Annie (playing Padme and Anakin respectively - [[CrossPlayer we know, we know]], things just turned out that way) started Episode III with their relationship having gone sour, and with Annie really enjoying the roleplaying aspect it looked like a breakup would prompt her to make Anakin have a FaceHeelTurn and kill Jim's character in revenge. What acutally actually ultimately happened was that they reconciled; Padme still died but this was Jim actually roleplaying for once, using the death scene to give Annie more angsty material to work with.
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