In the intervening time, I've made a living drawing funny faces, mastered a laser, gotten lost a lot and once I hugged a lion.
I'm into good stories, writing and riveting, pulse pounding, edge of your seat conversation. Occasionally, I'll write music and even more occasionally I will sing that music.
By night and sometimes by dusk, I'm a cartoonist. So when I'm not at work, hanging out with friends or goofing off in town, I'm honing my craft. It's a lot of drawing, a lot of writing and a lot of studying but worth the work. Finishing a story that you conceived of, wrote and drew on your own feels like nothing else.
Oh, I'm also sewing a sweet cape to wear when I slam evil.
Evil's got it coming, y'all.
Those little mazes on the back of cereal boxes
Slamming evil. Seriously. I'm coming for you, dude.
Comics: Invincible, Doug Tennapel comics, Minus, Penny Arcade, Thor, anything by Moebius, Zot, Rice Boy, Domu, Dragon Ball, Marvels, King City, Glory
Historical stuff: Guns, Germs and Steel
Movies: Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon, The Last Unicorn, Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind( really anything by Miyazaki), My Neighbor Totoro, Ghostbusters, Igby Goes Down, The Prestige, Big Trouble in Little China, Mirror Mask, Monster Squad, The Gate, Knocked up, Night of the Creeps, Monster Squad, Fantastic Mr. Fox
Music: Going down the list- Ben Folds (Five or otherwise), Tupac, The Decemberists, T.I, Weezer, The Hush Sound, Eisley, Joanna Newsom, The Band Perry, Childish Gambino, Jay Z, Eminem, Anais Mitchell, Guster, Cake, System of a Down, Live, Turquoise Jeep, Paramour, The Wailin' Jennys, Nonpoint, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Tool.
It's kind of all over the place, I know.
It is spectacular.
I don't have a lot of don'ts and I think that most people are interesting if you can find the right angle to see them from.