It seems that cartoons are able to explore heavy, controversial subjects much more effectively than a straightforward discussion can do. I suppose it’s easier to accept something shocking when it’s coming from the mouth of a cute little character like Pogo, or even crudely drawn religious figures.
I made up my mind. I’m going to do it. I have always (and that’s a long time) been captivated by cartoons and comic strips, and now I, though having little artistic talent, am going to launch a webcomic. Expect great things to develop eventually (Dog knows when). For now, you can watch me struggle like a chicken breaking out of its egg.
I have found what I was looking for, a great program for creating characters and putting together a comic strip, and even animation, if I get that far. I doubt that I will use one percent of the program’s capabilities, but who knows? Anyway, you are welcome to watch and laugh
at me with me as I learn from my stupid mistakes. Let’s do this thing! I’m psyched!
Here is what I hope to do with the new venture:
- Not preach!
- Have fun.
- Explore nagging philosophical problems.
- Highlight dysfunctions in our society.
- Take note of weird but endearing qualities of human beings.
- Find out if I have any artistic talent.
Not an exhaustive list, we shall see what develops, watch this space.
Update: We have a title and I am developing characters. Follow along at Free Living Organisms!
Title image is Rey, our dog. He is not a cartoon, yet.