mad in pursuit journal

DISPATCHED FROM THE CROSSROADS, AT THE intersection OF ink and pixels

What Next?

Click, then click magnifying cursor to see full sizeI finishing inking my cartoon class project.* The process was pure enjoyment. The product is... okay. As I fill my eyes with the work of famous cartoonists, I can see the gaping chasm between my work and theirs. Question: does that chasm create a goal for me or, at the age of 58, is it simply a downer?**

The real questions are where am I going with this and what next?

I love the look of a comic book layout, but I need to get back to "Pandora's Children," my movie-making project.

What have I learned by this detour?

1. Reducing a story to a single page of panels helps punch it up. Story is everything.

2. If I'm successful in my movie project, it won't be because of the drawing. But even my tenth-grade drawing is capable of expressing emotion. I need to build on that.

2. Humor is required, even in a "tragedy." The "strategy geek" is my hero, but people generally don't like the wonks who keep score and who preside at long meetings. Hard to imagine...



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*To see the project, click on the thumbnail version. To see it "full strength," click the little magnifier cursor to get it to full size.

**And, "do I overthink things?"