Oh I'll go you one better - the early art wasn't just iffy, it was god awful. I try and make each strip a little better, a little tighter than the last, and for the most part I think I'm succeeding.
As to the storyline, bits and pieces of it are from my life, and from the lives of friends or people I know - but it's not a full-on self-insert. Just writing what I know.
At first, the art was a little... iffy, to say the least. However, every comic shows progression. It's enjoyable to watch that. I'm not an artist myself, but I can see when an artist is improving. There is still room for improvement, and I hope to watch you refine your art even more.
Also, is the storyline based on anything from reality?