As discussed earlier, I’m determined to get myself back on track in 2021. Writing, exercising, eating well, being a good and kind and lovely person and all that shit… and blogging. So let’s get back to some of the regular features that this little stream-of-consciousness blethersite once featured, beginning with Thumbnail Thursday.
To recap: back in the day, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth and such a thing was possible, I had a yen to become a cartoonist. I had all the right pencils, I sketched out a ton of thumbnail sketches on a regular basis, I even submitted and sold a few here and there. Ultimately, however, when it became apparent that I could dedicate my time to putting in the necessary effort to being a good author or a good cartoonist, but not both, well… look, somewhere there’s a Universe where I zagged instead of zigged, and I’m forcing you to read unfinished short stories that you don’t give a shit about, let’s put it that way.
So here I am, many years later, with a folder full of sketches and nothing to do with them, and what the hell: an artistic journey is still an artistic journey. So, Thumbnail Thursday exists as a way to give them an airing. Hopefully for your amusement, but if not, then certainly for my embarrassment.
To whit, the first one for 2021. A simple visual gag, where the punchline arrives after you’ve finished reading the image. Sometimes simplicity is its own reward.
Come back every Thursday for another look back at a career I didn’t have. Or don’t: I’ll still be here…