There’s little to no honor in today’s society, and a man’s word seems to mean less then ever before. Integrity and dependability are undervalued. Why? I don’t know. Maybe it’s the internet culture. Instant gratification, anonymity and access to unparalleled levels of debauchery. That could do it.
Well, in this time of moral dilemma you can count on one man, ME! That’s right mo-fo’s, I’m a man of my word. I honor self discipline. It ain’t easy. It’s usually not fun. Hell, it’s often downright painful, but I think it’s worth it. What did I say I was going to do this year? Draw at least one Day Camp a week. Sound easy? Maybe if I wasn’t working full time, plus extra after hours, plus raising my son, not to mention that I do like to have down time and have a lot of hobbies and interests. Still sound easy? Go to hell.
Sometimes I love to draw, but sometimes I hate it, and it’s the last thing in the world I want to do. I can have a hot streak where I feel like everything I draw is gold, but other times I feel like I can’t draw for shit. I’s hard to do something for the pure joy of it when you think you suck at it, despite doing it all your life. This weekend was one of those times. I got a ton of off the clock work that took most of my time, the rest was spent enjoying some quality time with my family. Thankfully I had already penciled and started inking the comic earlier in the week, so when I got home Sunday night much of the work was already done. Still I had to work on it and stay up a little late, but it was up by midnight. Why? Because that’s what I said I’d do, and that’s how I roll.
Having said all that I’m going to make a small caveat to my vow. When I made my resolution I’M FAMOUS didn’t exist, and that changes some things. Why should Day Camp get all the focus? Well, it won’t. From now on, for the rest of the year I will draw one Day Camp or I’M FAMOUS! a week. I’ll do more when I can, but you”ll get at least one. So you can look forward to that.
I have a bit more to say about this most recent Day Camp, but I’ll save that for tomorrow. Until then sit here and wait.