Friday, January 02, 2009

12 Things I Was Told in 2008 That I Don't Need to Hear in 2009


Just venting a bit. It's all true. These are all things that other people (clients, regular (non-cartoonist) folks, etc.) have said to me in the past year. This was drawn freehand with a Pigma Micron 02 and then a bit of watercolor to "pop" it.

12 comments:

Benita said...

Mike, maybe it IS true...create and the money will come. I wonder who said that??

richardcthompson said...

It's all so recognizable I just about burst into tears.

But Happy New Year anyway.

Brian Fies said...

Funny it up, Lynch.

Mike Lynch said...

Thanks for commiserating.

Benita, my dear friend, the people who told me "create & the money will follow" were all salaried employees (teachers, editors, bartenders, businessmen, etc.) who never worked a scary, precarious day of freelance in their lily-livered lives.

Richard, I will email you a cyber-hanky for those tears!

Brian, thanks for those plagiarized words of wisdom!

Now, back to work!

Matt J said...

Did you draw that?

Barry Corbett said...

You're a bitter man, Mike.

Mike Lynch said...

Yes, I drew it. And wrote it, Matt.

Mike Lynch said...

Thanks, Barry. But if I can get some cartoony mileage out of my bitterness, then that'll be sweet.

Brian Codagnone said...

I love the clients who say "We'll publish your cartoons in Proctology Today, but they all have to be about Demidian Retractors and we can't pay you, but you'll get a lot of exposure".

The only thing worse is "Can you draw one like the guy who does 'Garfield'?"

Mike Lynch said...

Exposure in Proctology Today, Brian? NYET! NO! NEIN! Get me OUTTA HERE!

Brian Codagnone said...

How about Modern Embalming? Mange Illustrated? Bleach Afficianado? They don't pay but they have interesting trade...

Philip said...

Oh jeez... I wonder how many of these I've dumped on you in the past. Sorry 'bout that.

Good idea though: we all ought to hand a list of our pet peeves forthright every time we meet someone new. That way, they'll know right off the bat how to not piss us off. (Or HOW to, as the situation warrants.) Neat, huh? "Hi! Nice to meet you! Here's my comic-ized list of things not to say to me! Now then: just watch yourself!"