I hope you all had a good 2016. I feel like social media has made it clear that no one did, but I don’t really believe that to be true. If you base your fortune upon how many famous people died, and whether or not your candidate got elected, you’ll never have a good year.
I had the good fortune of getting the job I’ve always wanted this year. Let me rephrase that: I had the good fortune to still do the same thing I’ve been doing all along, but now being able to say that I am employed and featured alongside the same comics I read growing up and was inspired by. It’s amazing what one can accomplish when one actually does things and works at it. (That is my way of saying that I squandered a lot of years not drawing comics and would sit around wondering why no one was discovering me. DOYEE.)
I don’t want to waste my opportunity. I am trying my very best to not be me and fritter away time. It’s hard for me to not be me. Ask me about it sometime.
With that said, I hope your 2017 is full of merriment, good cheer, and jocularity – which is three words that mean the same thing. But I really do mean it. Have a good year. Even if shitty things happen (they will), and even if you don’t feel like it (you might not).
And don’t take advice from cartoonists. What do they know?
I know my comics have been in “reruns” – as in, I’ve ran them before, but not on this particular venue – but I promise they will be new starting sometimes this spring. I’ve been working on the new stuff (I want to stay far ahead – hopefully this happens), and also some other projects. I drew up some gag comics, and I’m a little behind on Shelly Fire!
Curtis Hoffmann, of the Basket Case blog that does webcomic interviews, interviewed me recently regarding not only Amanda the Great, but also other projects I am working on. You can find my interview here, and also check out his other cartoonist interviews.
I wish my brain would remember important things, and not stupid things like that joke about the string walking into the bar and the punchline is, “I’m a frayed knot”.
That said, I forgot to post my interview on the GoComics Bloggy! It’s the straight dope on the woman behind the comic. It’s almost a month old, but still so fresh, so clean clean.
Also, if you ever want to read cartoonist interviews, there are a lot out there – but most notably, there is one site that features interviews from syndicated cartoonists as well as web cartoonists and Sherpa cartoonists! Click here to read Basket Case – In Search of Good Webcomics. Some folks I know have done interviews – check out Garey McKee, creator of Batch Rejection on GoComics!
In an unrelated note, guess who learned how to create links?
Monday, November 14th is the big day when Amanda the Great moves to the GoComics main page! I will change the link on my site to reflect this change (if I remember – I mean, this is me, let’s be honest with ourselves), and I will post a link to the first day’s comic as well!
I’ve been keeping busy with doing promotional artwork – I didn’t know so much stuff went into each launch! It’s nice to know that stuff, and I appreciate all of the hard work they do for the cartoonists.
I believe on Wednesday the 16th there will be an interview of yours truly on the GoComics Blog. Very cool stuff – I feel a little giddy, I admit.