While I was journaling earlier this morning it suddenly dawned on me that maybe the reason I haven’t gotten very far with comic creation is because I’m really not a cartoonist. Maybe my strength is actually in a different book, a children’s book, namely a picture book.
When I thought about it that way, some things about my art habits started making sense. In particular, whenever I plot out stories, it’s never in panels and rarely in sequential art – it’s usually a picture with text. Also, black and white doesn’t motivate me in the least. Color does.
Illustrating picture books also falls in line with where I want to go in life. I want to settle down and have a family someday. Being a manga artist really isn’t child friendly. However, a picture book illustrator is. Just like when I realized that I was a traditional artist – it just feels right.
Now on to the hard part: soul searching, prayer, research and possibly development…