So this is a huge announcement, for me. Leaving the Cradle is now a part of the SpiderForest webcomic collective! It is a non-profit group of indie comic creators, and it accepts only a select few applicants just once a year.
Not only this provides good opportunities, but it's also a huge weight off my chest. No more second-guessing. I've passed the quality test of a well-known comic community, so this should mean something, and it does. It is an incredible boost of validation and self-confidence.
The only way is forward!