Just an FYI, I DO NOT agree with Camden.on April 6, 2012 at 8:56 am
Hello everyone! Sorry if I’ve been quiet on the blog for awhile, life has been uber busy and I’ve been doing my best to keep this comic updated while simultaneously working on Horror Town(which you will see a post about here soon, by the way!)
When it came to releasing today’s comic, I’ll be honest, I was already a little worried that it might get taken the wrong way. People tend to associate the main character in most web-comics with the author. I was worried people might think that Camden’s opinions are MY opinions as well. They are NOT. I have received a comment this morning from a lovely reader who was hurt and offended by what Camden had said in today’s strip and so I thought I would re-post my reply here for anyone who cares to hear it.
“I am so sorry if you took this personally! Camden’s opinion is NOT my own and, while I don’t crochet myself, I have several friends who do and I have always really admired the craft(There’s a blog post on the site I did awhile back about this. http://worstedforwear.com/?p=66 )
The reason Camden doesn’t like crocheting is because she tried it before she took up knitting and had a hard time with it. Camden is going on an emotional journey to become a better and more open-minded person. This story-line is just the beginning of it. My characters are sometimes going to do or say the wrong thing because they are flawed people and have lessons to learn. Camden gives up on things to easily and tends to be very dismissive. Ellie tends to be too reliant on others. Adele is shy and a bit over-stressed. JoAnn tends to hold on to personal vendettas.
If I insulted you or anyone else in the crocheting community, then I humbly and profusely apologize. Camden is not me. She has a LOT to learn, not only of acceptance but with patience as well. And trust me, the crocheting group in the strip is full of wonderful people in their own right who will get “revenge” on Camden for these statements.”
Thank you for your time.
And if today’s comic hurt the feelings of anyone else out there today, then I am truly sorry. This strip is just a small part of a larger story and the crocheters will get their come-uptance. In the meantime *Cyber-hugs*