For about 6 months I’ve had a 4 panel Cube Cat comic about Cube waking up after a drunken night and drinking toxic coffee and it just doesn’t work. Much respect to those who make gag cartoons, it is NOT EASY. Oh, also all the panels were song lyrics, a weird constraint I imposed on myself that made it even harder to make the thing work considering not everyone knows as many lyrics as a music hound like me.#writingishard#butilikethisdrawing#cubecat
submitted a comic to a literary journal today. comics are malleable and I am a cartoonist. I think of the terrible gag strips I sent to The New Yorker in 1989 and the very nice, very deserved rejection they got. and I plot my next comic.
I loved everything about Books with Pictures in Portland. Friendly, approachable, great selection, inclusive. Terrific store with happy patrons! I’m in town for #xoxofest and wish the store was in my town!