Wow, itís about time I change that picture to the left. I was far younger then
and had a load of pens. Another year has passed, so of course, Iím going to update
this section. Letís start with a recap.
I was born on August 6th 1992 in the Bay Area. I never cared much for comics;
this was the sort of thing that would happen after many years of inspiration.
I started the strip back in 2002, drawing on a table in my closet. Since I did not
know much at the time about cartooning, the supplies were cheap. I used Paper, 1 Pen,
and pencils. My cartooning works have evolved quite a bit. It started when I
bought the book, Peanuts 2000, for some dumb reason. Once Charles Schulz,
of Peanuts, got me going, it got into the work of Bill Watterson, Jim Borgman,
and Scott Adams. I do not have a favorite character, but I do like to draw
some characters more than others. Speaking of favorite characters, the Blog
is one. Check out the Blog and News pages, which Iíll update once in a while
if youíre lucky. Any concerns, comments, or syndication contracts can be
emailed to me. Check the contact page.
This year the routine is far different. Iím now in high school, but I have no
method to draw comics in class. Therefore, the process is slower, and less gets
put out. Usually what I do is on the weekends I draw late at night. During school,
I try to wake up at 5:30am to pencil a comic. I take a good hour to pencil a comic.
Inking takes 30 minutes. As for writing, I learned a lot from my 9th grade English
teacher, so I think Iím writing funnier now. I slowed myself down for a while, I
plan to eliminate all work comics and switch to school, because thatís what I experience.
I need to make fun of teachers too. I try to stay away from using outside (World)
references. Donuts, homework, and dress codes are easier, and funnier. Each
cartoon starts as an idea in my notebook. I usually have a waiting process
for my comic ideas to see inÖ 4 weeks if I could do it better. Dailies are drawn
4 x 13in. Sundays are drawn 9 x 14in. I design the panels and copyright stuff in
PowerPoint. They are printed on paper where I draw the text lines, fill in the
text, and draw characters. I letter with a 0.5 mm Pigma Micron pen. The line art
is done with a Pelikan Fineliner size 0.4mm. Sharpies fill in the black. Once
finished, itís scanned, reduced, and put on the website.