These days I try and avoid doing political cartoons but every now and then something so absurd (although probably unsurprising) happens, I simply have to vent.
I've finally given in to the urge to return to my multipage, autobiographical comic Living on the Edge. I think it was the encouraging feedback I got from the Papamoa story (originally from my Living on the Edge series) that clinched it. Thank you everybody. I soon found I just simply had to pick up the pens and start to write and draw these real-life stories again.
For an idea of what I have been up to, here's the first page of a story about a major dilemma I have been recently facing. I will put the entire story up when I have completed it. It should end up being about 8 pages long. Or it may be a little longer. I'll just see how it pans out. After all, when you're telling stories about real-life it should take as long as it takes, right?
Upon returning to my multi-page, autobiographical comic series, I've decided to draw myself a little older and change my style a bit. Well, when I say return, I haven't really been anywhere. I haven't travelled the world or anything. I've just stayed put and have been getting on with the daily grind. Y'know, work, family stuff, painting the windows and tryin' ta keep the weeds under control. Yep, and it pretty much keeps on being an ordinary life. But like most of us who lead pretty ordinary lives, it usually feels like we're just LIVING ON THE EDGE.
Things don't always go according to plan in my studio. Forty degree heat in the summer dries the ink on my brushes and melts the ideas from my brain. The winter chills can be worse. But then again...pure magic can happen.