I’m trying to steer my work towards a more ‘writing’ centric type of comic in the hopes that the process it becomes fun again and I am not spending 10 plus hours on a single comic/gag. By the time I finish those type of comics the joke is no longer feels funny to me and I wonder why you just killed myself doing it.
There are so many different types of comic but these simpler ones are the kinds I enjoy reading and creating the most. I have always been drawn towards these type of comics. Like Jules Feiffer, Schulz or Roz Chast style comics are the sort of comics I have always been drawn towards for some reason. Perhaps because they are really funny. I love the way they observe human nature. This is not to say I do not love the crazy, energy filled toons of Mad magazine, Milt Gross or Tex Avery but for right now I want to write the comics that are more mellow in delivery and art style. Will see how long I can keep the crazy energy out of my work. Probably not for long. Or at least when it happens I hope the joke fits it and I enjoyed making it.
Hope everyone had a great Holiday and has a terrific New Year’s too.