I'm spending too much time on the computer and not enough at the drawing board. This journal has taken a couple of hours each day for me to write and post, except on those days when I got my wife to type it for me. To quote Peter Gabriel "I talk in pictures not in words" or at least in a combination of the two. So, with this in mind I am going to begin to draw my entries rather than write them. This is not the web comic I've written about in my journal. I'm still waiting for a password before I can post any artwork on their web site. But in the meantime, I'll start posting new comics here. They won't necessarily be as refined as the work I intend to put on my web page someday soon. These comics will be more like a page from my sketchbook or, to use a musical analogy, just a demo not a studio recording. I'm going to be drawing with a regular #2
pencil instead of the non-photo blue I usually use. I plan to use a ball point pen and a magic marker as well, not a Crow Quill dipped in Indian ink. I want these cartoons to retain the urgency of my original drawings and I sometimes lose that trying to be too precise when inking my other comics. I intend for my new comic to be autobiographical but also to include some fiction and a little fantasy. My plan is to row my boat gently down a stream of consciousness and to allow the electric current to guide me on the way. My thanks to those of you who have taken the time to read what I have already written and I hope that you will stick around. Tomorrow, I'll introduce you to Natty Dreadlocks and The Bear.