Once upon a time, I was an intern.
Yes, I was. I was meddling my way through college, and landed an internship at the one place where I would want an internship: MAD Magazine.
What a whirlwind of activity it has been over the past several days, enough to make one go MAD.
Summers can get busy, right? You know what I mean. There are graduations, weddings, get-togethers, etc. All kinds of stuff. I’ve had them all recently — especially the past few weeks. So, what does that mean? Well, I haven’t completed as many daily illustrations as I intended. I enjoying creating them daily, and I just haven’t had the time. I’ve been busy with work — which is great! Trust me. That’s what keeps me in business. But, I’m really trying to expand my illustration career. I LOVE illustration. Not that I don’t love cartooning just as much (and probably more-so). Illustration has a nice break to it when I don’t involve writing. It’s just a visual. Which is a pleasant little time out for me. After all, we all know that writing is the hardest part (I make a lot of assumptions).
Wow. I just noticed this is my THIRD installment of my Week of Illustrations series. I guess that makes, well, quite a few illustrations. If I do this regularly, there should be a TON a year from now. Or at least a few pounds.
This is the second installment of my Week of Illustrations series — or whatever you’d like to call it. If you read the last one (which if you didn’t, you slacker, you can go read it here), I showed off some of my new digital art. This is the same deal. All of these were from the past week.
As I wrote previously, I’m working my way into the digital world with cartooning and illustrations. I’ve been trying to create at least one illustration a day. Challenging? Eh, a bit. However, it’s been good. And a good time. I’m starting to cherish this digital stuff, though — of course — I still love the ol’ pen and paper.
It was bound to happen sooner than later. This is 2017, right (unless I got my dates totally messed up). So, what’s happening? I’m switching a lot of my work to digital.
Along with cartooning, I’ve always had other business ventures that I’ve contemplated — everything from selling nutritional supplements, to drawing pet illustrations. None of them have worked out too well (whew!).
I don’t know what has been going on in April, but I have had a record-breaking number of typos and grammatical errors in my cartoons. You’ll probably notice a few in this blog post as well (if this post is anything like the ones in my cartoons this month).
I meant to write this a lot sooner than now. In typical “I’m busy” fashion though, this blog post is arriving almost a week late. But, it’s really no big deal. It’s here now, right?