(Have you seen Emily Carroll‘s work? of course you have. I’m a little biased, because I built her website, but her comics are just so breathtaking.)

Hey there! So, I sat down to draw this and for a moment, I forgot how to draw the smokey head-monster. That’s gotta be a good sign. But seriously, back in the day, I had no issue at all coming up with something to draw every single day, because I was constantly battling the voices in my head, the soft but constant mental drumbeat of “you’re fat, you’re fat, you’re fat”. These days… well, it’s not like I’m running around constantly feeling glamourous and beautiful or anything, but most of the time I’m just not thinking about it AT ALL, and that’s a massive improvement. I’m not feeling ugly or pretty, I’m just feeling like Sarah. I am pretty content just being who I am, and what I look like doesn’t really enter into it.

I feel like I struggle kind of often lately, thinking of what to draw. I was thinking the other night about how I really wanted to draw something about this motorcycle accident we witnessed, but there was no way to thematically fit it into Sauceome. And I thought, maybe I could just go ahead and broaden the content? Make it more widely autobiographical instead of strictly about food and body image?

“It’s your comic,” my friend Kristin said. “You can do whatever you want with it!”

Which, of course she’s right, but I don’t want to bait and switch anyone. :) I mean, I’m sure there will still be plenty of food and body image stuff, because I can’t exorcise the body image stuff completely, and because I will never stop loving food and cooking. But would anyone mind if I drew comics about other stuff once in a while?

EDIT: OH CRAP! I forgot to say. FRIDAY is the LAST DAY you can get the League of Courteous Cyclists shirts for preorder! After that, you will have to normal-order them. ALSO. I have decided to go ahead and make the stickers too. They’ll be 4″ circles, on vinyl, so they should stand up pretty well to the weather if you put them on a helmet or messenger bag. I’m not putting them up on the site yet, but I will be sending one free with every t-shirt preorder! So if you’ve already ordered a shirt, you’ll get a sticker with it for free! :)