Monthly Archives: April 2010

An Interesting Learning Experience

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to make comics for a living. I love the medium of sequential story telling and some of my favourite artists and inspirations are from the field of comics.

So, to my surprise, when I was commissioned to work in this medium…..I found out I hated it.

The subject matter was even one of my favourite subjects to illustrate (animals and nature) but the repetitive nature of drawing the same thing time after time, just left me bored and burnt out.

It was a hard lesson to learn at the time, but one I’m truly glad to have experienced as it helped me focus on the type of illustration that I do want to do.

Luckily the project was canceled and I was off the hook – but for those interested, here are a few finished pages from the first chapter including the cover…

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