My favourite thing about being a cartoonist is that I can draw anything. As an example I drew the hardest things I could think of, a spiral staircase, a bike, and a horse. Like, that staircase is real hinky but I bet it could work if I drew someone walking down it.
I saw this knowing that there are obviously levels, like, there’s Jillian Tamaki who is a remarkable cartoonist but also makes work like this, which is absolutely incredible and beautiful and inspiring.
Haha but still I think that anyone who’s smart, creative and funny can be a cartoonist. I think that’s neat. I think … that cartooning … might … be … easy.
Painted this guy awhile ago and never documented it. Planning on making more large scale versions of my tiny drawings too!
Please check out my illustration blog, people! I’m making new work quite frequently these days :)
"From now on I live for myself. I have been living for others for many years. I have wasted so much time and gotten nothing in return. I will fade out these activities and start living for myself. I can’t get back all the years but I can get back my life."
New Comics 3 coming along well. See you at TCAF.
I’ve waited six seasons for the narrow world of the “chattering class" to catch up to the Frederator/CN production of Pendleton Ward's Adventure Time. And though our friends at Cartoon Network appreciated the show enough to put it on their network, they never really understood that AT is, frame for frame, one of the truly great shows on television.
Of course I’m biased, and a complete soft touch, but which of the “big” modern dramas accomplishes their depth without having a completely unredeemable hero. Adventure Time is easily the equal of Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Justified, and the others, but Finn, its star, is a kind, generous, happy man/boy. Just like his creator.
Emily Nussbaum in today’s New Yorker totally understands what you already know: “It’s beautiful and funny and stupid and smart, in about equal parts, as well as willing to explore uneasy existential questions, like what it means to go on when the story you’re in has ended.”
Read it, nod your head, and please pass it on to all those people who look at you blankly.
BY EMILY NUSSBAUM
the narrow world of the chattering class….well said