Ahh, the joys of apartment living. It doesn’t seem like people know how to park. This one lady in particular drives me crazy. I have often thought about leaving a note on her car. I of course could never do this for fear of repercussion. So instead I made a cartoon about it. It could easily be printed and left on her car should the desire arise. Feel free to print and leave on your neighbors poorly parked cars if you would like. Look at it as a public service.
Alright, so this is the very first comic that I ever created. I drew this probably two months ago. They are eggheads because at the time I could not draw faces. I still have difficulty with making characters look like people I know. This occurred at a local bar with one of my friends. It is just dialog between him and I. Here you go:
Dead feet is a nickname I was given in high school because my feet are extremely pale. I just always wear shoes outside. I don’t go barefoot. I hardly ever go swimming or do anything requiring bare feet. My feet are like porcelain. That is a very desirable trait in some cultures. Here is the first comic representation of myself that I am satisfied with:
I finished the sketch of my apartment. I am pretty satisfied with the way it came out considering its the first one I have done. There are some things I will do differently next time. This really gave me good practice at using some new Micron pens that I purchased recently. It was also a good exercise to practice drawing in perspective. I am sure I will do more sketches of my apartment in the future. It will give me good practice at drawing scenes for my comics. Here is the finished product:
I read Julia Wertz’s ”Drinking at the Movies” and was inspired by the sketches of her apartment. I am currently trying to do something similar. I am finding it to be difficult though. My apartment is just not as interesting as Julia’s. If I ever finish it I will scan it in and upload it.
Having set this blog up I am now realizing how much work I have to do. First and foremost I need to draw. I also need to relax a little bit. I am noticing my level of stress increasing over the thought of what to post. I have to create different pages. I need to have content. I only have a certain amount of space to store information. I am going to have lots of pictures so I might have to buy additional storage. I need to re-learn HTML and CSS. I need to scan in some of the comics I already have drawn (not a lot). I need to get a copy of Photoshop. So much to do.
I am a wanna be cartoonist and this is my first attempt at a blog. I decided I would go ahead and create my blog so that I can learn WordPress by the time I start uploading content. I am off work today and got bored. I do not have any content to put up yet. I thought WordPress was going to be the way to go but I am finding it a little difficult to get used to. I am going to have to brush up on CSS coding. I am too much of a perfectionist and I want to be able to completely customize everything. I am in the beginning phases of everything. My drawing skills are mediocre. I do not have a lot of comics drawn yet. I don’t know exactly what style or theme I am going to follow with my comics. I have been tossing around several ideas. My ideas range from time traveling hippies, stories from my past when I used to do drugs and drink a lot, to a comic about a fly on the wall. I think I am gonna start out by doing comics from my past party days. A nickname I had in those days and still have depending on who you talk to was Dead Feet. So I am going to start out making The Adventures of Dead Feet. It is just going to be a collection of random stories turned in to comics. I have a lot of funny stories in my past so I figured this would be a good place to start. Since I am just starting out I do not have a set style. I am just trying to draw as much as I can to figure out exactly what I want to do. I will probably do several different things before I know exactly what I want to do.