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Drawing hands hacks

This is a great way to be a hack artist.

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I was going to post a long blog write up expounding on this thought, but I think the comic strip expresses my sentiments adequately (and you are free to agree or disagree!). I think in comic strips, and so that’s the medium I invest in. I’ve tried my hand at writing longer form comics and graphic novels, but this is my sweet spot. No point being sad about the fact that the stuff I’m good at making isn’t the stuff that tends to be remembered for a long time- it’s good enough to bring joy in a moment (or it should be, anyways!).

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The clarity nobody was asking for

Go go Mach rocket sheep is a combination of a number of different comic aspirations of mine.

I like making the true story comics when they come along because a) they’re funny and b) they are little stories about my family I don’t want to forget, and it’s a fun way of keeping those memories around. Most people I know in real life tend to like these ones the best.

I also continue to make charlie and the ghost strips, sans ghost. Charlie was my alter ego for over five years when I was updating that strip, so on occasion, it’s fun to use chuck to draw funny stuff that happened to friends, or that are based off of real conversations, or that I’d like to distance from myself to suspend disbelief or really for whatever reason. Most people I know in real life still think these comics are about stuff that happens to me, but not really so much these days. These ones are popular with people who like comic strips in general.

I have plenty of internal dialogue. It’s like an episode of scrubs up in my head. I also have plenty of dialogue with other people, and usually my brain takes what my friends are saying and twists it into something ridiculous. Often when I’m with friends I’ll just giggle for no reason and then I have to explain. Anyways- comics with me and chuck are usually either a thought process I’ve had, or an internal dialogue with myself, or my made-up recollection of a conversation I had with a friend. These ones are popular with my nerd buddies (usually because they can detect hints of our conversations in them).

The last type is not based on anything, I tend to make them when I have a funny idea for a comic that isn’t based in anything other than a funny thought I had. Also, when I’m lazy. These tend to bomb, or be the most popular comics I make, with internet people.

comics! Is there anything better than making comics???