In a slow solemn period…
September 3, 2009
I am pretty sick of doing the self-deprecating cartoonist thing at this point. I’ve gotten so down on myself lately that it’s no longer funny to me anymore. Sure, I’m a nobody cartoonist who has the same amount of money as the next guy on the bus, but, all of that stuff has been said before. It’s a well-worn road that I don’t wanna walk anymore.
I was talking to my friend one time about how I’d like to possibly branch out into animation some day and he looked at me like I was a traitor or something. Like I wasn’t a pure comic artist. That’s true. I think of myself as more of an entertainer and–hot damn- an “artist”. I’d love to entertain people in any form of media.I bought a video camera so that I could mess around with it. I like putting things together. And like any true artist, why the hell would I want to limit myself to drawing boxes on paper and filling those boxes in with drawings and dialog? So, yeah, I guess I’m not pure.
I have been working on my book so much lately that I’ve kind of engulfed myself in the story. After work I’ve just been reading and taking notes and drawing until bedtime again. Since this is my debut book, I just want everything to come out like it is in my head. And actually it’s starting to! Here’s the newest page that I’ve been posting everywhere:
Anyway.. I’ve been having a hard time keeping up with this blog lately. Don’t let me stop!