Monthly Archives: November 2012
I’m sorry my update schedule fell apart! I went to World Fantasy Con in Toronto, and it had a bigger impact on my comics than I had anticipated. I got home late late last night and it was hard to start drawing again… I feel all scared and scrawly and newborn babe-ish. I had to face my own little hater and just draw something!
Fear really is the mind killer. Facing the blank page part of me was convinced I would never have an idea again. Now that I’ve drawn something I feel like, well, maybe tomorrow I’ll have a better idea, and maybe the day after that I’ll have a really good idea and it no longer seems impossible.
Sometimes the line between impossible and can do is surprisingly thin.
Thanks for your time, let’s keep walking our roads and making our art (in all its diversity).
Hugs and goodnight.
SBS – Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service. A hybrid funded public broadcasting radio and television network has done much to create and promote a multicultural Australian identity. And more than anyone else, they have inspired today’s drawing. SBS, for me, has always been living proof, part of the cultural air we breathe, that shows that embracing multiculturalism is much better for assimilation for everyone. An Australia without SBS feels like an arid place to me, limited and stagnant. It shows how awesome things can be when diversity is encouraged and diverse people aren’t just spoken about, they’re given spaces to speak for themselves.
“The World is an Amazing Place” I loved growing up, growing into, that SBS slogan.
6 Billion Stories and Counting is the new slogan, and that’s pretty good too and it was cool to cruise around youtube and find new ways SBS is finding to communicate a diverse and complex world.
But “The world is an amazing place” will always be dear to my heart.
I didn’t mean to turn this into a big rave about how much I like SBS, but they gave me, amongst many things, “The World is an Amazing Place” and that is a message worth repeating. This is something the Things embody. It is a phrase that can get you through many dark days.
The world is an amazing place.