Sunday, May 18, 2014

distraction (and the end)


In the fall of 2008 I started this comic. At the time I had set the goal of doing 40 comics over 8 months.  (Years before when I first thought about doing a comic I planned on having it run every day. Actually trying to write and draw a comic made me scale back that idea.)  At the end of the first year I still had ideas so I decided to keep going.  So I did. However over the years my output has dropped and I gained more things to occupy my time.  I haven't really worked on the comic in quite awhile so even though I still have ideas I think the time is right to officially end it.

It's been almost 6 years and I've done 105 comics.  In that time my drawing has improved slightly but not as much as I'd hoped. There are ideas I couldn't figure out how to squeeze (or stretch) into four panels. There are story lines I didn't get to because they would involve drawing skills I don't have. I originally planned to follow the main characters through college instead they never got out of freshman year.  On the bright side I never made anyone a secret agent or used the strip to shill t-shirts.

I had fun drawing Life 101 over the years.  I hope you've enjoyed reading it. (Sometimes I worry the sense of humor is a little too idiosyncratic.)  I've enjoyed reading the comments.  This has definitely been a learning experience.  Thanks for coming along for the ride.


1 comment:

Emma and Dan said...

Sad face. I've enjoyed reading the comic strip. We should definitely take these 105 strips and make them into a book. They're awesome.

I so admire that you had an idea and put it out there. It's been fun to read and remember college life. And to notice parallels between the humorous situations and people in your strip and real-life.