It’s a Long Walk
The girl in these photos could not decide between her favorite animals. She loved cute little penguins and cute little pandas THE SAME. I got excited, and told her, “Don’t worry, I know just what to do!”
Throughout the drawing, she laughed and whimpered the whole time about how it was going to turn out horribly. I promised her everything would be okay, but I meant just for the penguin.
So, there’s good news and bad news.
I may not be making it to as many of the shows this year, so that I can work on Cradle Me, Sky. Once February hits, Red Rocket Farm will be booked almost every weekend for the rest of the year. I can’t personally attend all those shows, AND make Cradle Me, Sky. I tried that last year, and CMS didn’t get the attention I had been hoping to give it. Believe it or not, that little cartoon is the whole reason Red Rocket Farm exists. It may not look like much now, but if I can put in some good time on it this year, it will be everything you and I want it to be. I will definitely be doing a lot of shows, but not as many. Depending on how things go, I may be doing them less and less in the future. It sucks, because I love doing them so much, and seeing you all in person, but a weekend show in Philadelphia for instance, takes four or five days counting travel, leaving me a day or two before I’m on the road again.
So, Free Drawings for Total Strangers will be changing this year. It’s not going away, but I will be doing a lot less of them in person. So, that could be bad news if you want an in-person FDfTS, but good news if you like tragic science-fiction cartoons.
What will happen to FDfTS? What happens if I stop doing shows all together?
I want to try an experiment. I’m going to do a few FDfTS cartoons via email, comments, chat or telephone, and see how that goes. I will ask a question, and you tell me your answer. Answer in comments, or in email if it’s long and/or private. I may ask to interview you via chat or phone for details. I’ll pick one or more which strike me as the weirdest, darkest, most personal, interesting ones, and make a cartoon from it. I’ll be doing it on the computer, so you won’t be handed a copy of the cartoon like at a show, but it’s still free, and still for you.
So, today’s question: What is an idea for a business you had as a kid that you thought would totally work?