I just came back from a fun and inspiring talk about Tove Jansson--the author of the Moomin books. Did you know that Moomin achieved worldwide fame after the animated series aired in Japan? Unfortunately Jansson herself didn't have too much to do with it---by then (70s or so), she was kind of tired of the fame and demanding work schedule, so she'd let her brother take over. He ended up continuing the Moomin comic strips for 16 years---much longer than Jansson herself (7 years).
Anyway. For Jansson and other artists and writers, working from home is the best way to have a non-existent social life. This goes for us translators as well.
According to Alex Noriega, one of my favourite online comic artists, this is freelancing:
Also check out Matthew Inman's (of the famous Oatmeal comics) comic on
It pretty much says it all.
In other words, I need to find a part-time job that gets me outside of the house.
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