What goes through a cartoonist's mind when he decides to spend four years of his life drawing a 210-page graphic novel?

Recently I was sifting through some old letters and notes and they brought back memories.

Follow my exploits and anxieties in chronological order from the "Step Off Arrow" onward -- or just hop willy-nilly between the dates in the list below.
1
Early March, 1990 Getting the Itch
2
Mid-March & April 3, 1990 Pitch Time
3
April 28, 1990 The Broth Bubbles
4
April 30, 1990 Voodoo & Condoms
5
May 2, 1990 Characters in the Mist
6
Summer, 1990 Did Alleysax Exist?
7
September 30, 1990 Signing the Contract
8
October 24, 1990 Building a Skeleton
9
October 24, 1990 Spacing Out
November 21, 1990 Mood Swings
February & April, 1991 Presenting My Script
April, 1991 Enter Helfer
August 12, 1991 Qualms & Love
October 17, 1991 Approaching 25%
October 17, 1991 Barefootz & Blood
October 28, 1991 Re-naming a Church
January 17, 1992 Perhaps by '94?
Summer, 1992 Tin Cup Time
April 30, 1992 Chipping at Rushmore
September 26, 1992 Distant Wars
September 27, 1992 Wendel's For Bill
December 30, 1992 Oh, By The Way, Kim...
February 13, 1993 Drawing Crowds
February 13, 1993 Drawing Churches
March 3, 1993 End In Sight (Sort Of)
June 6, 1993 Rethinking The Format
October 7, 1993 Hands and Hazards
January 2, 1994 Piranha to Paradox
April 1, 1994 Four To Go
November 19, 1994 Done (Sort Of)!
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