Monday, May 30, 2011

... the fans made me do it!!

Honest! The fans I tell you! There I was, minding my own sedentary business, wallowing in the folds of depression, lamenting a techno savvy world that had passed me by and feeling that Hollywood had shunted me neatly off to the sidelines. Then THEY happened into my periphery.... YOUTH! New brained and staring at me with their clear, blinky eyes, seeping horizonless optimism... believing in me! It began with Saeko Igarashi she actually sought the six issue mini series, the musty comics she held gleefully in her hands had been on this earth as long as her! With me, a little faith goes a long way, so Saeko's enthusiasm and determined attitude to her own work served to help me revisit comics again. I discovered a new style and with it a fresh look at my own project.

Then, years later, Brandon Graham cold emailed me. A fellow professional cartoonist, who embraced my comic at the tender age of ten, and went on to establish industry contacts that he was now willing to share with me. That one email helped me turn a page in my life and embrace a new era. I dedicate this blog to all those who cared enough to tell the world about the work I did half a lifetime ago. I was 24 when the last issue of Zooniverse came out, now I am 48 and about to start anew, let's see what the old boy can do, huh?

My deepest gratitude to those who kept the light on for me to find my way home ....
Saeko Igarashi
Brandon Graham
Elena Steier:
Zander and Kevin Cannon