Describe your creative process.
Drink coffee. Fiddle with iPod. Stare at the blank page. Maybe doodle a little. Come to the stark realization that I’ve finally run out of ideas. Begin to despond. Segue into panic. Add a little flop sweat. Drink more coffee. Maybe if I listened to different music that would help? Not helping.
Oh, God. It’s over. We’ll lose the house. We could move back in with my parents, I suppose, at least until we get back on our feet. I could go back to school…but for what?! I like animals…Maybe I could be a vet? Yeah, right. Get real. What kind of a veterinarian would a cartoonist make?
Hey…that’s actually not a bad idea for a cartoon.
Really…? Sounds kinda cliché, don’tcha think?
You got a BETTER idea?
No. I’m just sayin’.
Well, shut up with your sayin’. I’m trying to think of a cartoon, here.
Hey, what if the veterinarian was, like, a disembodied third-person narrative?
What? That doesn’t even make sense.
Sure it does. It’s funny.
How the hell would you even draw that?
I dunno. You’re the cartoonist. Put a funny hat on him or something.
SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP!