I got a chance recently to speak to another artist whose work I followed for a long time, before he stepped away from it. A lot of the time when I get to speak to other artists it ends up being a bad experience. (All of this relates to the whole finding out about artists you like thing from earlier blogs.) I was afraid that getting to know him better might ruin the good memories of his comic for me. Luckily he was as unassuming and as much of a regular dude as his work would suggest.
It was really odd to be spoken to like an equal. Most of the time I get talked down to, or treated like I’m being tolerated, if I get spoken to at all. I understand where that would come from with someone who’s really popular, but it doesn’t make me any happier about it. I recognize my place in the world, but am still deluded enough to believe what I do in it is worthwhile. Anyway, it was sort of surreal in a way. Misty The Mouse is one of the comics that, I don’t know, inspired me, I guess, to try my own hand at making a comic. So, if you enjoy my work you owe at least a little gratitude to Dutch for it.
He’s started a new venture. There’s a link to it in the links thingy at the top of the page, but I’ll link it here too. Fat Wizardess is the title, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Parts of the site are not safe for work, and it’s swimming in fatties, so consider yourself warned. (Also, if you don’t like fatties, keep it to yourself. If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything, at least in this case.)
I suspect some of you have had chances to meet people you admire, or however you want to phrase it. How did it go? Were you disappointed? Was it awesome? Did you get to make sweet, sweet, love with them? I’m curious. Please to be telling me your story.