2.5.09

Reflecting

11 comments:

FerGil said...

Gosh, it's terrible to hear that kind of words... and every now and then you feel like you'd love to shove a book you published into their mouths and tell them to say again that "there's no future in this", right?

El Gato Negro company said...

well you got a lot of talent and determination! i know you can make it on the big scene :3!
i wish i could make so much comics like you! and thats not it! you make so much comics and they are all so detailed and well done! and funny too!
you're awesome man!

Anonymous said...

Yes, indeed, she will eat those words, I'm sure. In fact, that may be what she's having for lunch and she will soon be feeling one heck of a bout of nausea, cramping and ....!!! hee,hee,hee my little sweeteeeee!

Christopher Downes said...

Thanks Guys! It's incredibly reassuring to get such great comments.

Although, I wouldn't like to shove a published book in her mouth as much as maybe a different orifice.

FerGil said...

Nay, you don't want to be wearing surgical gloves for that, it has less style!

the-frase said...

Fuck university lecturers and their "experience" with the world.

However.... I'd agree to a point that opportunities in Tassie are very limiting.

David said...

Art is a very funny thing. It is not like engineering where you can measure success by getting a good job or inventing a new whathaveyou. Art really is subjective and can be used in different ways. It all matters on what your goal is. If you want to be a fine artist for the intent of pure creative expression, if you are using art to communicate a story or a point of view to people, or if you are trying use your creativity in a career or other form to make a living from are all different ways to measure success as an artist.

Christopher Downes said...

My goal, apart from becoming a good comic artist, is to one day see that Uni Lecturer choke and vomit on her own words.

Not that I harbour any resentment, now.

Dojang said...

those who can, do, those who can't, teach...

wait, i run anime drawing classes...what?

more seriously, you've done succesful talks about your work, and about comics. a lot of people rocked up to see you at the library last year...i think you're pretty succesful, at least, in terms of australian comics.

PBetteo said...

I think that "success" in terms of comics, comes basically from being readed, recognized and followed. The "paper" thing is nice, sure, but -unless you live in Belgium or sumpin'- the majority of comicartist don't live from doing author comics.

Books are nice, sure, but, just for some oldfashioned self-assurance... In the end, the ones making real money are the publishers. Same applies for illustrators.

So, cut the doubts. You ARE successful. And if you want to become an illustrator, just become one. You can. It's a job in the end.
A fulltime job that can push you, in some cases, to abandon comics.

Tricky!!

sorryguy said...

Uh... you're so modest. If your goal is to become a "good" comic artist, you've surpassed that and then some.