I am a very creative person. To those that know me, and with the amount of lame poems I post on here, that comes as no surprise. I am also a very spontaneous person, which is something I never truly realized – or possibly did not even develop – until a few years ago. So naturally, I have changed my mind on what I would like to become, at least a hundred times. Here in the last few months it has become far more clear to me, however.
I want to be a comic book artist.
This is not the only thing I wish to become, because I still want to be a writer, filmmaker and musician. It is what I have really been focusing on, however, and it is something I really want to achieve.
I want to draw silly, simplistic comics that make people laugh, whilst touching on morbid, strange subject matter. I have been working on a comic called Unstrung Harp (here’s a link: https://tapastic.com/series/Unstrung-Harp ) for some months now. As time has gone on, I have been getting better at drawing, and really developing the story. It started out as a simple comic I did out of boredom, but now I have so many great plans for it. I don’t want to stop there, though.
I want to do this my whole life. I kind of have been doing it… well, a lot of my life.
When I was in elementary school, I drew a comic series about evil venus fly traps that were always trying to take over the world. They used catapults to shoot themselves across the city, and eat people. I have always been a really goofy person, so this comic was laced with humour and ridiculous situations. I remember doodling it in my notebooks, then ripping out the pages and passing it to my friends in class. It brought me a lot of joy to draw it, but then in high school I stopped. I’m not really sure why. I guess other things like theatre just grabbed my attention. Now at 22 it’s all I want to spend my free time doing. Instead of it just being something silly to ignore class with, I now want to make it my job. I don’t know how that will ever be possible, but I am hoping that it will interest enough people on the internet to gain a lil following and maybe a career could come out of it that way.
Now, I realize this is a lot to hope, and that the world is filled with artists. But there’s no harm in trying, and even if I never make a cent doing this, I will continue to do it as long as I live. It’s just so fun, and my whimsical humour seems to make other people happy too.