Can you tell us a little about your comic? How does it speak to the theme of the anthology (point of no return)?
My comic is a cautionary tale about a sad clown and his narcoleptic dog. Through pursuing his dream of becoming a great juggler, the clown discovers that disappointment can be found in strangest of places.
What was the inspiration behind your story?
For me the story is about being an artist, but more broadly it’s about sacrificing what you love in pursuit of a dream. When you get tunnel vision on the way you think things should be, it can be easy to neglect what’s really important in your life or what really brings you happiness.
What challenges arose during the course of this project? Takeaways?
When making comics, there’s a lot of time to doubt yourself. At some point I’ve read the jokes so many times that they stop being funny. Once I’ve finished the dang thing I can look at it with fresh eyes and actually get excited about it again.
Can we expect more comics beyond this project? Where can we find more of your work?
Yes. I’m working on my first graphic novel called SUPERFUN. It’s about a theme park that has grown into a sprawling dystopian city. There will be more clowns. You can follow its development and check out more of my work at graysonbear.com as well as my instagram @grayson_bear.