Writing is a Mottled Beast


Cartoon above (featured image). Please let me know if difficulty viewing, click drug as usual.

The regular work job is absolutely crazy for me right now. New management, troche new tasks, not bad, but not much time for kids and wife, much less writing and art. Hopefully things will calm down soon! In the meantime, enjoy… ๐Ÿ™‚

We Writers are an Optimistic Bunch…


As always, just poking fun. Agents aren’t always thinking this.

Just sometimes. ๐Ÿ™‚ Only sometimes…



(The featured image is a cartoon. Hopefully you can see it reasonably clearly. If troubles, please let me know.)

Writing Tip # 1: Conflict is Essential


I thought that another writing cartoon might be in order. Doneย in the old Prismacolor style. At the moment, I’m halfway through a Craft post on emotion in writing, but I’m still working through it. It’s a topic I’m interested inย right now, so it will hopefully help clarify some of my thinking on it as well, at least for now. As usual, I claim full right to call myself an idiot and contradict myself later. ๐Ÿ™‚

Chase Your Character Up a Tree

chased up a tree



I sat through a few episodes of Master Ink, which I’d never seen before, as some diversion as I coloured this. I find I can listen to a TV show and let my hand and the back of my brain work, which is very different than when I write. Interesting. And it was interesting to see an art-related reality TV show. Fun.

Anyway, I might do more of these (Writing Rule cartoons) if there is interest and I find I like the look of it later. Might tweet it too, use some of my new social media skills. ๐Ÿ™‚

First draft of the fantasy short story now done, a little less than 4,000 words. Will polish it up and post to OWW, see what people think…

Swimming in the Shark Tank



Hardly needs to be said, but this cartoon is tongue in cheek, obviously. ๐Ÿ™‚

Other things that I considered as captions:

“I know I haven’t spent much time with you over the last year or so, Darling, but it was very nice of you to leave out my chum-flavoured underpants”

“According to Mr. Howey, the riches will now flow in.” (Please, no disrespect meant for Hugh at all, he’s great, I just thought it would be funny).

“Don’t worry so much. I typed it in Courier New, cut the adverbs, and complimented the agent on her new toe nail polish. What could possibly go wrong?”

Hee hee.


The image is ink and black Prismacolor. Part of the image is a bit yellow and grainy, just from photographing it at night. I’ve really got to get a few good lights in the basement for photographing artwork. Oh well. Added to the To Do list! ๐Ÿ™‚