Having just finished another podcast, I am starting to understand the struggles of creators of serial pieces. In particular, perfection is both never excessible, because of deadlines, and never desirable, because of expectations. When you have to sustain your creative and energy outputs from one work to the next, you can’t pour your heart and soul into any single piece without setting yourself up for disaster. Of course I want to make every episode better than the last, but really, practically, if they get better it will have to be from that experience and implicite learning process, rather than my actively pushing it up a knotch every segment.
I feel your pain, webcomic artists, as I start to understand your struggle.