It's a coincidence that this strip is #2 in the theme.
One of the hardest things to get past in making art is the way you see it versus how others do. Some people think everything they do is terrible, while others don't seem to be able to recognize their own shortcomings. It probably won't surprise anyone to know that I'm in the former camp. I have a very antagonistic relationship with my art. I have to spend a couple months away from it before I can be nice to it—it's just all up in my business all the time!