The Starting Line

All of my life I’ve struggled with trying to do something… creative. That’s not even hyperbole. In fact, with exception to my one and only cool year of college where I was a psychology major I have pursued something in the arts my entire independent decision making life. Comic book artist, animator, orchestral musician, chef, drum corp instructor, rock star, graphic designer, folk star, comic book writer, and finally now, cartoonist.

What the heck is wrong with me.

Paul Williams  and Kenneth Ascher both posed and answered that question for themselves back in 1979 with their song “Rainbow Connection” from “The Muppet Movie”. Their answer speaks of an innate longing for a bigger and brighter life and the seemingly foolish choice to follow that calling. They both chose to follow that crazy longing, and so will I.

So what if I’m a fool, at least I’m in good company.

This is the starting line. Ignoring the pangs of self-doubt, I’m making a run for it. Not because I’m crazy, vain, or actually better than anyone else. It’s because this… creative thing… it’s something I’m supposed to be.