My blog is unusual, I guess, in that I’m not entirely preoccupied with one kind of work. I write but I also draw, which probably means that people who enjoy my writing hate my drawings or visa versa. I try to cater to both audiences (tiny, minuscule, non-existent though they are) but that can be pretty exhausting.
So, since I’ve ignored the cartooning side of the blog, I thought I’d publish one of the new cartoons I’ve drawn for my forthcoming collection (if I get that far). It’s the kind of cartoon I really like but I know there’d be no market for. I’ve sent six or seven other cartoons off to magazines in the unlikely hope they might publish one. The rest I’m trying to save for the finished book.
The current count stands at: 38 totally new cartoons, never been seen before (minus three I’ve not published on this blog) and another 62 which I’ve picked from my back catalogue. That’s 100 cartoons. I suppose I could stop now but I really want more new work. I measure all these things by the books by B. Kliban I love so much. I think they have 150 cartoons per book. Not sure if I have the energy to draw another 50 but, hey, I’ve done it before. My next goal is 110 which is just 10 away… Baby steps.