Articles

Every so often I am invited and/or volunteer to produce articles for comics/creative websites.


COMICON.com

On 11/30/2018 I penned my response to Erik “Savage Dragon” Larsen’s thread from earlier in the year opining that “there are very, very few outstanding talents out there who aren’t already working” and “if you’re GOOD—you WILL get work.”

His ensuing social media thread was a reckless admonition casting aside the expansive list of components which contribute to the success of an artist, suggesting that talent alone will always win the day. In essence, the statement posits that if you never get your “big break” it’s simply due to your lack of talent, as opposed to the multitudes of other factors working against you at any given time.

The full article can be read here.

EFFECTIVE NERD

Aaron Iara invited me in February of 2019 to write the kick-off article for his series on sincerity in art. Not one independent creator was spared the criticism of producing dishonest work, a past faux pas readily admitted by yours truly as well.

Too many times I’ve seen artists, myself included, adjust to what they believed their intended profession sought only to watch their efforts come crashing down around them. More often than not it’s because these facsimile ventures reveal their true identities as disingenuous products.

The full article can be read here.

THE COMIC BOOK YETI

A longtime supporter of my work, Matt Ligeti inquired as to whether I’d be interested in providing a bit of a Decades of (in)Experience retrospective on the origins of working with Antix Press as well as the webcomic’s nearly 5 years of production (and over 200 episodes!).

In spite of the debilitatingly low probability of longevity, Decades of (in)Experience reached a milestone 200th episode on February 21, 2020. The webcomic, birthed in the fall of 2015, has followed the exploits of perennial slacker cum responsible-ish adult Luke Carlin. Luke’s misadventures are loosely semi-autobiographical with plenty of incidents played up for comedic effect and/or entirely fictionalized to protect the guilty. Over the past four and a half years the webcomic has stockpiled a handful of glowing reviews from such outlets as Bleeding Cool and a small but loyal following. Said enthusiasts have been graciously vocal in their appreciation which serves to bolster my efforts with the series’ publisher Antix Press.

The full article can be read here.