If not, so what?

Posted in Uncategorized on July 30, 2013 by ryanthetruck

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This is the first comic I’ve drawn, and one of the only times my pen has touched paper, in a year and a half. Not to make a thing out of it, but it’s really prompted me to examine what inspired me to draw comics as much as I did a couple of years ago, and where I was at that point in my life. It feels like I was working through some stuff that now feels childish, fanciful, narcissistic, and compulsive. Like it was more about satisfying some mental need to put my life into boxes and make sense of it that was than making art. A couple of my favorite cartoonists have slowed down their output and refocused lately too and, as it happens, we all turned 30 in the same year. So maybe it was just some Saturn returns shit. In any case, writing in such a maudlin tone as this doesn’t work for me anymore. So why DO I need to make comics?

Posted in Uncategorized on March 19, 2012 by ryanthetruck

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Safety first

Posted in Uncategorized on February 12, 2012 by ryanthetruck

This comic came to me in a dream, so you can blame that.  If nothing else, drawing a Vaudevillian guy slipping on a banana peel was really fun for me.

Boogie woogie

Posted in Uncategorized on February 5, 2012 by ryanthetruck

 

 

Bucket-o-fish

Posted in Uncategorized on January 22, 2012 by ryanthetruck

This is the view from the living room window of my Bed-Stuy apartment.

Tony

Posted in Uncategorized on January 15, 2012 by ryanthetruck

Welcome to the working week

Posted in Uncategorized on January 3, 2012 by ryanthetruck

I think I’m actually getting worse.  That or my attempt to focus on getting these damn things done and not worry so much about details, composition or straight lines is really paying off.

Normally I’m opposed to people posting pictures of their food on the Internet, but since it’s my blog and I can do whatever I please, here’s a picture of what my Christmas looked like.