Monday, September 6, 2010

Billy Gets Bumped

New comic up at Heeby Jeeby Comix!

Last week, I read Bill Peet's excellent illustrated autobiography. At the end of the book, he brings up the idea that everything an author writes has some piece of autobiography in it. He talks about his book Chester the Worldly Pig, and how his own life is reflected in Chester's adventures.

I often notice bits of my own life in my comics, but not until after I draw them! Take, for example, the following panel from this week's Heeby Jeeby comic:

Just replace "spinning a frisbee on your finger" with "drawing a comic about a kid spinning a frisbee on his finger." That's always the conflict: pursuing creative goals vs. living life!

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