Friday, November 8, 2013

Twenty-five Years

The weird failure that is Abbott & Gooseberry was born 25 years ago today.

On the 8th of November, practically every year except 1996 (I was in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri) and maybe one or two other years, I have drawn an Abbott and Gooseberry portrait like the one above (pencil on water colour paper).

Since I have no intention of stopping, and a good mind to inflict more of this on the world, today is as good of a day as any to indicate that there will be some changes around here and, hopefully, an increase in cartooning.

The original idea was pretty simple. Dude. Cat, but a cat in a box. Then some smartassed kid and then a farmer. Not much more than that. Ample dry lines and attempts at humor. Enough drawing to get by. Then, hopefully, PROFIT!!! But, no. There hasn't been a dime of profit ever and few and far between are the panels I think are really good.

It's time to take it up a notch or two and maybe post more than 3 times a month, I think. It's time to empty the archives, draw more, post more, and run wild.

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