It has been way tooo long since my last post. I just got out of the habit and then it was hard to get back into the grind. So what brought me out of the darkness? Well, it is actually a couple of things. The first was discovering Diary Comics. If you haven't heard of them before, and you are a frustrated cartoonist, or just like cartooning, then keep on reading (I think even if you aren't a cartoonist you might enjoy this one).
Dustin Harbin. Dustin is on his third series of Diary Comics (am I suppose to capitalize "Diary Comics"?) and I happen to be a late adopter so I purchased "Diary Comics 3"online. To my amazement (mostly because I am forgetful and forgot I had ordered them) they showed up in the mail! First off, I paid a l'il extra and got a version that included an original toon by Mr. Harbin (Is it Dusty or Dustin? Just let me know and I will edit it!) Sweet! Dustin's presentation was awesome (see cool pictures included). I really dug how his four panel strips captured a moment in Dustin's life and presented it as a visual diary entry. After reading the whole book I felt I would love to hang with Dustin and drink a few beers and maybe draw a few cartoons (Fear not Dustin I am not a stalker just a fellow cartoonist who likes beer).
www.dharbin.com. I also recommend that you buy a few of his comics because they are pieces of art and unlike me he can write!
Dustin is published by Koyama Press and if the featured comic is a good representation of their work THEY ARE AWESOME!!