Monday, January 16, 2006
Today's strip: End,..kinda
I have been tempted several times to start drawing these on bigger paper, but then I think they'll lose their charm.
Nope. I'll keep doing them on cheap 2"x8" strips of paper. Besides, that's part of the challenge.
I think that one of the reasons I like to do these so much is the freedom. I write what I want and draw what I want. No approvals, no re-dos. I draw whatever I think is funny and then post it. Another reason is that I grew up wanting to draw comic strips. I dreamed of creating the next Calvin and Hobbes, Pogo or Peanuts. That was my original goal. I decided to switch career tracks when I noticed that animation was having a renaissance. This was 1988, and Roger Rabbit was in the movie theaters and Ralph Bakshi and John K's Mighty Mouse was on TV. Comic strips, on the other hand, were dying. And still are, I might add.
It's too bad. The comic strip is one of the few purely American artforms.