My Life In A Nutshell, Part 4
Back in Toronto, I figure out what to do next as I experiment with different art styles.
Over two decades ago, I started a webcomic comic called My Life In A Nutshell. I’m gradually uploading my archives here on Substack. I cringe when I see my art back then BUT it helps remind of the days when I had no professional art aspirations and found it much easier to draw fearlessly. What I’ve learned: Striving to connect with one’s audience trumps technical perfection. Still have to remind myself of this, every time I sit down to draw.
In Part 3, I re-adjust after quitting my job in the U.S. and leaving Inkspot. If you’re curious about why I quit, see my Woodpile Philosophy post. I was in rough shape, so Jeff and I took a sabbatical at the cottage. While I was there, I decided to read The Lord Of The Rings in anticipation of the upcoming LOTR movie(s), and decided to blog about it. TheOneRing.net posted about my blog, and suddenly I had hundreds of comments on my posts! After I finished, I started a webcomic called Waiting For Frodo which ended up having fans around the world, including at Weta.