Some people may not get this. I was glad my editor, Paul Akers, did because I didn’t want to use my other idea. Besides, this made me laugh and I wasn’t sure why…but I really wanted to go with it.
Here’s the rough…
So I had this other idea, and it was a concept I swore I wouldn’t do this year. But something in me made me sketch it out anyway, then take it to my editor. I was thinking maybe I’m wrong…and it’s not too bad that it’s a tired, over-used, lazy cliche. I should trust my instincts. Paul picked the blurry dot idea over it so that was a relief. You might like it.
Jim Borgman posted a new blog saying he’s unsure if he should keep blogging. He complains about the comments he gets which can be negative, then complains about how some ideas won’t get any response and that “would take the wind out of his sails”. I’m glad I’m not that thin-skinned or I would have abandoned this blog a looooooooooong time ago. The other thing he mentions is that when he would post sketches from his notebook or napkins, that other cartoonists would steal the ideas. That’s kinda crazy and I haven’t noticed that. I think that’s too bad as I like Borgman’s blog and I mostly enjoyed his rough sketches of ideas that wouldn’t ever become actual toons. If I was Jim I wouldn’t worry about people stealing his sketches for their own ideas. A cartoon printed in a national publication doesn’t even deter those who swipe ideas, so I’m not going to sweat it if someone takes a sketch from me, like the Santa lap toon above.
Another funny thing is how people keep track of their blogs. Borgman announces his two-year anniversary and Marshall Ramsey will tell you how many blog postings he’s made (something like 12 gazillion at last count). I think that’s cool but I can’t tell you when this blog started, or how many postings I’ve made. I’m way too lazy to keep track of stuff like that.
And if you like this blog then you need to start commenting or I’ll get as thin skinned over it like Borgman and cry about ending it.
I was up late last night. I’m planning on taking a few days off this week so I wanted to work ahead for the syndicate. These MIGHT appear in The Free Lance-Star.
Since I didn’t blog yesterday I have two days to cover here. Here’s Bruce Plante (Santa lap toon). Here’s Ross Gosse and another Ross Gosse. Here’s Ed Hall. Here’s Nick Anderson. Here’s Pat Shiplett. Here’s John Cole. Here’s Peter Dunlap-Shohl. Here’s Riley. Here’s Nate Beeler. Here’s Sandy Huffaker. Here’s Ann Telnaes. Here’s Chuck Asay. Here’s Jen Sorensen. Here’s Stephen Rustad. Here’s Gary Varvel. We’re at 237.
And this doesn’t have anything to do with Christmas but I thought you just might like to see a bare butt in a Paul Fell cartoon. Did you click that link? God, you’re sick.