I Have To Draw You A Picture?
"Art is dangerous. It is one of the
attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous,
you don't want it." - Duke Ellington
is unknown to all but myself, until now anyway, is that I
whip up all my Raging Pencils cartoons at the last possible
second. It's not because I don't care, it's
usually busy humping away on paid assignments until the last
minute, then tending to the FLS.
Well, today is Xmas and I have a lot of partying yet to do
but I have a mission to bring mirth to a comic-hungry populace
little short-cut today. Here are the details:
Back in the early 90s I tried for a couple of years to develop
a cartoon for the syndicated comics market. I got dang close
times, but the syndicated business is a hard nut to crack
so I had to make do with a couple of letters of encouragement
that questioned my sanity.
Today's comic, created in 1992, is an exampleof that effort,
a one-panel strip called "Landfill".
No one has ever seen these cartoons except me, a few very
close friends and a syndicate drone or two. The only written
response I still have to this strip was from Universal
Press Syndicate who admired the art and dialogue but passed,
saying "... we could not do justice to your efforts."
One last thing... one of the "Landfill" cartoons I'd created
had an Xmas theme. I didn't use that one because I'm fucking
death of Xmas.
Uh, I mean, Happy holidays, all!