Monday, August 01, 2011


No, I can't draw. Not really. For a while I could. Many years ago I taught myself to draw using the book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards. I hunkered down, followed the lessons step by step, and what do you know? I entered what I can only describe as a meditative state and actually drew things that looked like what I wanted them to look like.

That was a long time ago, and for many years I haven't drawn much of anything. When I do draw, the process isn't always pretty. I have comic strip ideas though, and they must be drawn. I can't promise that they're good ideas, but I'm going to draw them anyway. I tried getting others to draw for me, but that hasn't worked. The advice I've gotten from artists has always been, "draw your own." OK, I am drawing my own. But just remember, all of you people who can draw, but wouldn't draw my goofy ideas, this is your fault. You could have drawn these so that even if they were poorly written, at least they would look good. Perhaps over time, if I continue to fool myself into thinking I have something of value to say, and I work and practice real hard, my drawing skills will once again improve.

Until then, this is the first strip in a multi-strip story. When will the next page be done? Soon, I hope. It's already written. I'm going to start drawing right now.

Read it and weep.

UPDATE:Copyright 2011 by the Garbanzo Press

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At 11:46 PM, Blogger MightyMom said...

love it! can't wait to see the next strip!!

oh and I like your animation style.

See, you don't say "I can't draw" you say that you have a unique animation style....

But seriously, I do like it.

At 9:21 AM, Blogger Harry said...

Thank you. I tend to by hyper critical when it comes to my own stuff.


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