KOHD. Sounds like a television station, huh? (Actually, to our discovery, it is one in central Oregon.)
So the FULL name of KOHD is Knocking on Heaven’s Door. Some of you may know what I’m talking about – others may not. It depends how long you’ve known me, I guess.
Knocking on Heaven’s Door was a comic series that I illustrated starting back in 2008. It was a collaboration with actor/comedian, Tommy Blaze. He wrote it – I drew it.
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I wrote awhile back about my routines. You can go back and read it if you want (or don’t), but in it I talk about how I try to have a routine and it gets adjusted and so-forth.
My latest routine is waking up early. Like, REALLY early.
I need to for work. And that being said, I’m very happy with my new wake-up time.
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“I have a terrific idea for a comic!” I say to myself as I’m hopping out of the shower, slipping on the wet tile because I forgot to put a towel down.
I stagger a bit to the bathroom sink trying to keep my balance. Desperately, I try to locate a pen and a piece of paper – ANY paper – so I can jot my idea down before I forget it or in case it’s lost from amnesia because I did eventually slip and bash my head into the countertop.
In a frenzy I manage to make it to the nearest cupboard, that wasn’t in the bathroom, but close. I find a pencil, a piece of scrap paper and I write down the idea.
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It’s no laughing matter. Sometimes, I have to draw a clown. (Okay, I guess it’s laughable.) But, since I clown around on the job all day anyway, I guess it’s suitable.
A major part of my cartooning is with the company I co-founded, BizComics. I’m not sure how much you keep tabs on what I do, but if you’re not aware, over at BizComics we feature a blog and a cartoon every week. The topics include obvious stuff like business. But we feature a lot of sales, marketing, office, advertising, tech and other comics. On top of that, we have a quarterly graphic novel that comes out, Max Impact. Impact is about a marketing detective with new cases each issue.
The newest blog/cartoon for BizComics features a clown. And pie (not the tasty kind).
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I guess you’re reading this because you’re thinking of getting into cartooning, right? Or, maybe you’re just bored and the other blogs on your reading list are reruns. Whatever the case may be, I decided to start a new series about becoming a cartoonist. I’m not sure how long it’s going to be or anything like that. I’m just going to start – and finish – when necessary.
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That’s about how many brain cells you’ll lose after reading this blog post.
Okay, not really. However, it is close to the alcohol percentage in wine. What wine?
Let me tell you….
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One feature I’ll be showcasing regularly on the ol’ blog are rejected cartoons.
I have tons of them.
What are they? Well, they’re cartoons I’ve submitted to publications in hopes of getting them published. When they don’t make the cut, they’re rejected.
Most of the rejected cartoons are ones that I’ve pitched to MAD Magazine to no avail. And boy, there are some whoppers in these piles of rejections. I could start an orphanage for these unwanted scripts and cartoons. Instead though, I’ll feature them on my newest blog here: http://www.natefakescartoons.com/blog/rejected-cartoon-the-drunken-polygamist/
On the front page of my website, I have a little introduction that I wrote about myself. Just a quick synopsis about who I am, what I’ve done and what I do. You may have read it.
Anyway, on there I mention that I sold my first cartoon in 5th grade. And I did. The girl I tried to impress, I forgot about. However, I can fill you in on the rest of the story.
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I’ve never been in favor of having a routine.
Most of my life I’ve been spur of the moment. Spontaneity was my friend – and still is. Not knowing exactly what’s going to happen has always been appealing.
As much as I love being spontaneous, I find that when it comes down to getting stuff done – especially as a cartoonist – it’s not always best.
For many years I found myself just randomly working on my business (cartooning is a business, you know). It would be days full of me saying, “I think I’ll draw today. Well, at least for an hour. Then I might do some marketing or something. And possibly, if I get bored, I can color pictures. And then order pizza. Mmm….pizza.”
No plan. Nothing. Just the what do I feel like doing today lifestyle.
So yeah, it wasn’t a grandiose plan.
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I knew I wanted to be a cartoonist my whole life. It started from my first box of crayons and worked its way up from there. Instead of eating the crayons, I used them to draw. And even animate.
Read more of the newest blog here: http://www.natefakescartoons.com/blog/a-silly-start