Monday, December 15, 2008

Why I Keep At It

Trying to connect with publishers, reviewers, and the various other comics experts can be frustrating, to say the least. But the reception my work has gotten from actual people has been often positive and sometimes enthusiastic. The other day, I received this email from a stranger:

I just wanted to send you a quick note of thanks for this comic:

I have had a copy of it pinned up in my office for as many years as I can remember and it never fails to bring a smile to my face. It has been up there for so long that I don't even remember where I first ran across it.

I just wanted to let you know that the genius of that little strip is still out there and being appreciated now.

Thank you.

When I thanked him and asked permission to quote him here, he added that he'd posted the strip to his Twitter account and got this reaction from a friend:

"Wow - that comic strip was profound | deep | sad | moving | realistic - thanks for sharing."

So that felt good. That'll sustain me for awhile ( in lieu of food money). I confess I tend to think of that one as the best strip I've ever done.


Tom Hart said...

Agreed. That's a great strip, Tom. Amazing how the ones which merely affirm positive swirling energies of the world will affect people so much.

markle said...

I had always seen the strip as a scathing indictment of complacency. Never assume that things will stay safe/good/happy because odds are you're only moments away from everything being turned upside down.

Either way you read it, the strip is inspiring, beautiful and thought-provoking.

Thanks for posting my comments Tom and thanks for creating the strip in the first place.

Lonnie Allen said...

It is certainly one of my favorites of yours.

beaq said...

Yup. Still one of my favorites.

- LoRe

Susan said...

I keep thinking of the one where God blows a bubble person in the first panel. said...

You mean this one: