I draw cartoons. The Buckets. Hubriscomics.
In high school, I was Greg the art guy. There’s always some art kid. Then, all the art kids gather at art schools and art departments of universities… and we gotta start figuring out how to stand out ALL OVER AGAIN!
If even one person has a new thought because of what I write and/or draw, then I’ve done my job.
Yeeeeaaaah, I think that simply catalogs our use of the word ‘it’ in “It is snowing” without actually defining what it is we’re talking about with that particular usage. I think the dictionary people said the same thing we’re saying, “I don’t know what the IT is, so just gloss over it and hope everyone figures we’re just joking around.”
You’re welcome to call him Sideshow Bob if you like. Bob was probably created years earlier than Steve (the name I call him) Steve’s that kid who mostly gets to do what he wants, lives with his bachelor dad, and expects to play guitar for a living. There ya go- Steve in a nutshell.
You’d be surprised at the people who sign up for cartooning classes that would argue that with you. Lot of people (not just kids) want to draw a box and doodle in it, then think of what the doodle is supposed to say, then add the lettering inside a randomly sized bubble… and then draw a second box, wondering what happens next. I tell ‘em, "That’s how you READ a comic strip, not write one." Had one lady try to argue the point with me. Didn’t take long for her to quit arguing.
Memphis still has some very old Cotton Warehouse signage/advertising on old buildings. Probably ought to be thoroughly photographed before all the buildings become condos.
I’m in Memphis, where the latest scandal is schools systematically changing grades to 1) keep kids in the sports programs and 2) graduate the kids even if they’re illiterate. Because, you know, having a high failure rate gets your funding reduced.
Lead-based sign painter enamels used to be some ungodly tough stuff.
Mentally or physically? Honestly, he’s whatever age seems appropriate to you when you read the strip. It might shift back and forth a bit. Most grown men are also children. Y’know.