First Entry: What I’m up to these days

If you’re reading this on or around the date that it was put up, then I probably know you personally and you’re probably among the dozen or so people who I mentioned this blog to. Of those twelve or so people, about half probably already have a pretty good idea about what I’m up to, so I guess I’m writing these words for the benefit of about six people (who are presumably barely interested in the first place). But I suppose it’s good practice for my newfound intention to blog regularly, so here we go.

So here’s what’s going on in my life recently. For about a year now I’ve been unemployed and have been living off my savings. This state of unemployment has been willful, and is part of a greater plan to determine the economic and logistic feasibly of a career as a cartoonist. For the past twelve months I’ve devoted myself to the production of a lengthy, (yet unfinished) graphic novel, as well as applying for various scholarships and grants to help me in the pursuit of a comics career (more about all this nonsense in blog entries to come). It is my intention to continue this irresponsible lifestyle at least until the end of this year, and possibly longer depending on how things go.
The main reason I’ve created this blog is to use it as part of a meager marketing effort for the publication of the first part of the aforementioned graphic novel (which will hopefully occur sometime at the end of this year or the beginning of next year). From what I’ve heard, most successful authors are successful due in large part to their own personal efforts in the promotion and marketing arenas. I certainly don’t think that a little blog is going to launch me into fame and fortune, but you’ve got to start somewhere. I suppose any sort of promotional effort is better than none.

I’m going to try to update this every Friday, so stop on by in seven days for the next thrilling entry. Ta.

  • Hey Lars.

    Arik tells me that you’re up to no good! I saw you walking down the street the other day with a pretty young thing and wanted to say hello, but since I was walking with a pretty young thing myself, I was sure you had better places to go and didn’t want to bother you.

    Unemployment is the pits, willful or not – but keep up the good work! Good things will come of it I’m sure.

    somewhere in Dinkytown


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