Skully- job interview
I’m really sorry for the spotty schedule lately, I am trying my best to make my way back to a weekly schedule once again.
I’ve updated the website a bit, and moved up to Tyler Martin’s fantastic ComicPress 2.5 theme for WordPress.
I’ve noticed my readership ebbing and flowing recently, which I am contributing to my latest fecal papal creation in the Kernel Corn storyline, or perhaps too much morbidity in the Skully series? Either way, it’s a naturally occurring phenomenon to have fans come or go.
This got me to thinking lately about my motivation for making comics. I began self publishing my comics about a dozen years ago or so mostly by accident, as once I had made my first, (having enjoyed the process, and the resulting people’s reactions) couldn’t stop. It was an endeavour I began without a goal or ‘finish line’ in mind. I had never hoped or intended it would become a job, my motivation was simply entertainment, both for myself and the readers.
Over the years I have dealt with a few failed run ins with the ‘business’ of comics, ranging from having my comics ‘almost’ published to a large production company shopping a ‘dorkboy’ tv series around to networks. Any time the comics have had the prospect of becoming or had started to feel like a job, the enjoyment of creating them had been almost completely removed.
So why do I make them?
Because every so often I know people like Liz are reading.
“I wish you knew how much I appreciate having funny people like you in the world. My husband had a heart attack, followed by four heart surgeries in two months. He is now recovering from a quadruple bypass. (Next month he turns 52.) When I am exhausted from my job and caretaking, and want to get my mind off of everything, I go online and read comics or go to online forums. I’m not even into potty humor and I read Kernel Corn and Peater.
Keep drawing. Keep writing. Somebody out there needs a good laugh today.