I don’t usually do comic strips like this. While it’s true that my comic strips are often inspired by real life observations, I seldom if ever write ones that are in any way deeply personal. Unless of course you count baseball or Transformers, in which case I write them all the time. Although, I’m guessing most of you probably don’t consider those things to be too personal…
So for the most part I typically avoid getting too autobiographical in my work at all costs. I have a whole list of reasons why I try to steer clear of that type of writing. I avoid it because people want to read comic strips about comic characters, and not about the authors who create them. I avoid it because I don’t think my innermost thoughts are of any entertainment value to readers. I avoid it because comic strips are meant to be funny, and not thought provoking. But most of all, I’m just kind of a private person, and I don’t really want you to know me that well.
So when a piece like this escapes my brain and finds its way into a completed comic strip I’m surprised. But I suppose one is bound to leak out from time to time.
And for the record: yes. I did just write an entry about a comic strip without actually addressing the content thereof. But at this point, that shouldn’t surprise you.