For the past 2 months, Cancer Owl has felt like it has been on autopilot. I've successfully maintained a full color strip once per week and created a daily sketch story on Instagram detailing my journey with colorectal cancer. I've certainly have been productive, but have felt like I've not had much forward motion. I've been feeling it, and I think you the reader have felt it too. Usually this feeling causes an artist to quit, or to evolve.
And in the last month, I've been getting the same question over and over: "When can I buy your artwork?" I've decided that this is where I should evolve.
So it has been my joy to officially release the first batch of Cancer Owl Cards: greeting cards specifically for cancer patients and survivors. While there are some phenomenal empathy cards for cancer patients out there already, I believe Cancer Owl Cards are in a league all their own...just like the comic.
Navigating my comic has been tough because I've had very little to really compare it to. I'm drawing my own blueprint as I go. I still struggle to define it. It's both exciting and challenging at the same time. But I do feel like the next chapter for Cancer Owl will be to continue to provide free comics and blogs online, but spending more time developing a store that sells greeting cards and gift books for those dealing with cancer on any level.
So, if you haven't noticed yet, my store open, and I'll finally be able to give you the opportunity to get a one of a kind cancer greeting card for your friend, loved one, or fellow cancer peeps! I've only got 4 cards because I'm starting this thing from the absolute bottom!
The first 100 sales will get an autograph by me on the card!