Last weekend Bill asked the following:
I haven’t been around in awhile, so if this is a question you’ve already answered, I apologize. But what are your goals for your art? Are you a hobbyist, or do you aspire to ultimately go pro? Just curious.
I don’t know that I really have ever said much about my artistic goals. And while they include world domination, they are not solely limited to that. I’ve loved to draw since I was a small tadpole. Eventually, I will post some of the crude artwork attempted by a future half of me, pre-egg future sperm. But suffice to say…I never lost the love of drawing all these years. As a child, the dream was to draw comic books.
I loved comics as a kid. The art especially drew me in. My favorite artist in grade school was probably John Byrne. And throughout grade school, junior high and high school I drew comic book ideas and kept trying to get better. But after high school, everything felt to far away. And so I started to try and be more practical.
So, as time went by, I started to set the dream aside as unrealistic, as many people are prone to do with their dreams. But I still find myself loving the storytelling medium in general. Comics especially…so I started a couple years ago to wipe the dust off of the dream. I am currently working on a specific idea to start pitching. Putting together a game plan. So, the answer to Bill’s question is that while I draw for fun, the hopeful goal is to enter the world of comics. So, you know…I can learn to hate drawing and stop getting pleasure from doing it.