Monday, November 20, 2017

The Definition of Insanity

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Albert Einstein

I can't sustain a web comic. I've tried, over and over again. I've probably re-started my web comic, Missed Approach, at least a dozen times. I never have enjoyed it. I've never had the passion to create it and I've never had the desire to sustain it...and yet somehow, I keep coming back to it and expecting all this to change. It never does...I'm giving up.

I love creating art, it's in my blood. I love creating Pen & Ink Caricatures (both people and airplanes). I've been creating caricatures as far back as I can remember and I still have a passion for it. However, I loath creating web comics. I look back at the Pen and Ink Caricatures I've created and I'm amazed and fascinated by them, I look back at my web comics and that passion is I'm moving forward. Whatever time I have left on this earth will be spent doing what I love.

This decision was inspired by a movie I watched this weekend on Netflix titled, "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond.  It's a fascinating documentary about the making of the 1999 film, Man on The Moon and how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of Andy Kaufman on the set of the movie. Besides the fact of how fascinating the documentary was, what motivated my decision to give up on my web comic, was a quote in the film by Jim Carrey. It was in reference to a decision his father had made earlier in his life and the results of that decision...

"...I learned that you can fail at what you don't love, so you might as well do what you love"


Now I can move forward. Thanks Jim.

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