Even though I feel P&hU will always have a place in the papers, as someone much more enamored of the legacy aspect of art, I am so glad the books are huge sellers and guaranteed a place in the public consciousness for years/decades to come.
I am literally in the space where finishing PE and having that magnum opus out there for people to read, enjoy and maybe get a little inspiration out of it, will make my entire life have been worth living. I've come full circle to my youthful ideals; the goal is the art, full stop.
All the ephemera have fallen away. I'd like to support myself with this, I'd like to have people discuss it more. But my God, I'm grateful ANYONE's seeing it. Without the net, without Furplanet, without Keenspot, without the fans... I wouldn't even have this. And I'm so happy to have it. (2/2)
Sometimes I feel like I overdo it with the thank-yous, but honestly, as the entertainment and comics industry turns into a dire capitalist wasteland, strangling creatives and destroying dreams, I always look at what I have. (1/2)
It's depressing how retrogressive that all is. I'd once looked up to newspaper comics as full of possibilities, but it's become more and more of an abandoned zombie wasteland. I always held P&hU as a light in the dark.
I was debating between that and the current marching band image. The marching band won out because I would avoid the temptation to draw, you know, all the people behind them in the style of the album cover.
OK. I'm not kidding. I need more ideas for eye-catching promo images like these. You'll all know why in a little over a week and today's posts will be deleted, but I'm definitely taking suggestions. If they inspire me big time I'll use them. Thanks so much!!
I was asked to bring my books in for the other admins to see, so I brought them in Friday. At first they thought I was only the writer, but when I told them I drew the comics as well, they were utterly amazed.
... The moral is it's easy to feel like a loser when you make your world so small.
Tim and I watched the two original "Ghostbusters" films this week. I hadn't seen either in over 30 years. Both were enjoyable, but #2 is "A Night at the Opera" to #1's "Duck Soup": mildly less wild but significantly more sentimental.
The Carpenters' "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft." I have a soft spot for naive New Agey hope that there is redemption for us in the bigger universe (can you tell?) and Karen Carpenter sells this vibe in a warm, soothing way.
What's your favorite cover song? Link to YouTube, if possible.
Mine are all ones I saw in concert (fortunately I own a copy of one of the concerts on CD, they were making their own bootlegs), but one that's not is Cake's cover of Bread's "The Guitar Man:" www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDv7...
Yeah, but furry fandom appreciates everything from Watership Down to Robin Hood to Zootopia to Lackadaisy to Whatever The Hell It Is I'm Doing... and the Pony fandom is just MLP. I mean... that's fine, but considering it's about fantasy horses, it's easier for furry to swallow that than vice versa.
I mean, I don't think we ever had much contact? I'd seen his name often and my heart went out to him when I heard about his condition, but I just never imagined he'd be following a scrunt like me. I'm so sorry.
Gah, I said that this was the first furry convention I ever went to, and it wasn't. It was AC 98, back when it was "Albany Anthrocon." That's where I met @bearsculptor.bsky.social for the first time. My first words to him were "I'm going to draw YOU first!"