Archive for December, 2008
I learned a valuable lesson tonight: opening up my strip to scrutiny can hurt, for the first time I had to rewrite the strip more than twice, perhaps because the first two times, I was worried about how my strip would be percieved by people. The first by the person I wrote the original comic about, and the second by the friend who gave me a critique.
Now Im now railing against people critiquing the odyssey, infact, I enjoy it. But sometimes I just take information the wrong way.
This goes back to my comic a few days ago, one little sentence or word can tip me over the edge into a sea of doubt. Why am I doing this comic? What am I hoping to achieve? Will strangers like this comic? Who does it appeal to? Am I drawing it right? Is it wacky enough? Is it mundane enough? Is it charming? Is funny? Is it good? Is this what I want?
But in the long run I eventually came up with a better idea, so whatevers I guess. But I think I’ll keep my comic ideas to myself from now on.
On a more uplifting note, I moved my art table into my room, since the “work room” in the house barely gets used anyway(its right under the upstair’s neighbors TV room anyway, so its always loud and bothersome anyhow). Its also a matter of being close to my computer, which has tons of my music and movies on it, so I have some easy background noise to put on and relax.
And for the first time in weeks I spent like a good hour just doodling whatever, no restrictions, just kind of chilling and enjoying it. I hope I can enjoy more moments like that in the future with my wonderful little art table.
It’s that time of year again: crippling post-holiday depression!
Ugh, I dunno, lately my little mood swings have just been so unpredictable, one minute I could be on top of the world, but it’d only take one random misheard sentence to bring me crashing down. It’s starting to become something of a problem, since it really digs into my work time. All that fussing and worrying.
I really should consider therapy, and not my steering wheel.
Funny or Freudian? You decide.
But really, I was just talking about how the world economy would totally look up if Nazi’s resurfaced in Brazil or something (We all know that’s where they’re hiding), because the world would stand together to fight to rising Nazi regime.
So this is where it mixed up, I had the thought “The Nazi Uprising would use teleporters to kidnap all the jews in the world,” and “Who doesn’t Want to kill a Nazi?”. And that’s how it came out.
Yes, I admit, I’ve fallen for World of Warcraft…again. I’m able to keep myself away from it to I can actually, you know, be productive. And it’s not like it costs me anything at all. If I ever want more game time, I just draw a commission. Yeehaw, the world of freelance is just amazing, isnt it? Sigh.