When I’m asked to play “Two Truths and A Lie” I will often use “I created a comic strip for a newspaper” as one of the entires. Seldom is it deciphered as one of the truths.
35 years ago, I created a comic strip for a newspaper.
It was called “Furble” and to this day it is one of the most cherished achievements of my life here on this blue marble.
Now, in my 50th year on this planet, I want to share this project, as it were, with everyone, with the purpose of not only talking about the process, but my life during its creation, and lessons learned along the way. I hope that you will find something of interest in my musings, even if it’s just a laugh here and there.
My plan is to post weekly. I’ve got 3-ish years of weekly strips to go through. They probably won’t all go in order, and there will definitely be multiple strips used per entry, but when I’m finished, I will have restored all of these strips from their current yellowed newspaper clipping state to something akin to the originals, and I hope that the tale told will inspire and encourage.
|Portrait of the Cartoonist as a Young Nerd|
(not my desk, or my pencil)