Above: a drawing of my cluttery desk.
Happy birthday to this here blog, which turned 4 years old this past weekend.
When I first started, I didn't tell anyone what I was doing. I thought for sure I would run out material in a short while.
Like Yoshihiru Tatsumi says, being a cartoonist is like being lost in the desert, going from oasis to oasis; it is, as his 2009 autobiographical book title sums it up, A DRIFTING LIFE. There is no set path to cartooning success. You just keep working, hoping for the best. If an editor likes your work, you will make a sale. If fans like your cartoons, some of them will buy a t-shirt or a book.
So, all my thanks for being out there. This blog has grown so fast with massive traffic. And I hope it's been of value to some.