Tuesday, 4 June 2013
I’m supposed to be drawing but instead I found myself poking around in my cartoons directory. That’s where I found these four cartoons. They are just a few of the far too many I never thought were worth posting or even finishing. It seems a shame to let them lie there rotting. The ideas behind them weren't all that bad and some I might even try to redraw.
Some days, I find cartoon ideas impossible to come by. Late at night, I can never think of a single one and I sometimes fall asleep at my desk trying to think of a good joke. Other days, I can sit here and rattle them off, one after another. I don’t understand why but sleep is clearly important. When I’m in an ideas mood, I’ll do nothing but sit and write gags until I’m exhausted. That way, I can keep a typed list of cartoon ideas for when I want to draw but I’m too tired to think of the material. There are probably hundreds on the sheet, some good but many bad. I then print out six boxes onto blank white card which I use as the frames for the cartoons. It saves me the time of drawing the frame but also the expense of using one sheet per cartoon.
Why am I telling you all this? I don’t know. Perhaps somebody out there finds this stuff interesting. It’s also too hot and I don’t function once the temperate goes over twenty five degrees. No, that's not it. I think I'm feeling deflated. Despite writing what I thought was a blisteringly good article on the dystopia we’re about to enter with Google Glass, I’ve still not heard back from The Guardian. I figure if I don't hear within an hour, I won't hear at all. I also have six blank boxes to fill but I don’t know if I have the enthusiasm to even begin...