Happy New Year everyone! And Happy Birthday to Retail which turns two years old today. If you’re curious, here’s what 730 strips looks like.
I fit two dailies on a single sheet of paper and the pile is still 6.5 inches deep! And Retail is a comparative infant in comic strip years. Yikes!
There’s a lot to be said for drawing on such a consistent basis. You really do see a spike in your skill level when you have to draw constantly. Of course I’m no Rembrandt, but I’ve still seen a noticeable improvement in my ability over the last two years.
From the standpoint of personal growth as an artist, I really value the experience I’ve gained being a syndicated cartoonist. There’s a definite discipline to be gained from deadlines and I’m thankful to be benefiting from it.