Dear friends, guests, fans, other… Thank you for stopping by, and my best wishes to you for the new year!
Dear loyal reader of this almost defunct website… Let me wish you the very best for 2015!
I know I’m a bit early with my New Year’s wishes, but in a few days I’ll be off to… well… I assume by now you can guess where I’ll be
Date a guy who draws cartoons. He will make light of the absurdity of life. He will always look for ways to make you smile, even in the darkest of moments. He will not ignore the darkness, but will use it to his advantage. Despite his superficially cynical attitude, he will offer you a worldview which is fundamentally optimistic.
Date a guy who draws cartoons. He will show you the world through his eyes, making you see how his perception shapes his reality. He will surprise you with his unique take on life, the universe, and everything. He will help you see things in a different light (…all the things you detest, you will almost like).
Date a guy who draws cartoons. He’ll venture to lay bare the essence of things. He will find beauty in ugliness, truth in lies, and hope in desperation. He’ll find inspiration in anything you throw at him.
Especially date a guy who draws cartoons about you. He will immortalise you. Nothing will stroke your ego more than being an artist’s muse. He will, however, stop you from becoming conceited by shedding a gentle light on your less flattering qualities.
He will never hide his own less flattering qualities.
He may reduce your appearance to a handful of simple dots and lines, but will still picture you as a real human being. He will idolise you and kick you off your pedestal at the same time. He’ll make you prettier without Photoshop.
Date a guy who draws cartoons about you. He will talk to you for hours on end and pick your brain, trying to discover the essence of you. He will try to show you a you even you have never seen before. He will aspire to make you love yourself just as much as he does.
He will sometimes be brutally honest, but will be so in the gentlest of ways. He will not use humour as a weapon, nor as a shield, but as a pillow. Sometimes he will challenge your views. Even if he agrees with you, he will feel obliged to play the devil’s advocate, in order to make you rethink your predispositions.
He will question everything, except for how important you are to him.
And he will always, always love you.
Hello dear friends of mine! How is everybody doing out there? You’re probably wondering the same thing about me, what with me completely abandoning you all and stuff. This site is sort of getting this feel:
It’s basically just become a mausoleum, a shrine of rememberance for A Comic That I Used To Draw. And that’s what it’s going to stay until I come up with something new. I can’t just throw it all away now, can I? Besides, without doing anything at all, I’m still attracting a fairly steady 300 to 400 (and sometimes more) visitors a day. Isn’t that something? And, last but not least, there is also a certain muse who claims she still returns to look for new stuff every day. Hi sweetie!
Anything, for lack of anything better, let me just give you a small update about myself. I’m still quite busy with all sorts of cartooning assignments. What a contrast to the start of the year when I almost thought I might have to close down business. It’s weird how that goes: first nothing, and then a bunch of new jobs at the same time. Makes my bank account happy So yeah, I’m still busy, but pretty soon I’ll make a nice little cartoon specially for all of you, promised!
I’m back from my trip, and I have some good news for you. No, I haven’t brought an exotic new muse back with me, sorry But upon my return, I received an e-mail from Coral from Mexico, who has made the first 6 Happysad iBooks, and who let me know she has now finished the 7th and final one as well. So for those of you who were waiting for the 2012 edition: it is now available (for free) in the Apple iBook Store – just search for ‘Happysad’.
Once again, many many thanks to Coral, who again spared no effort to turn it in a truly lovely, beautiful book!
Indidently, I finally bought that new iPad, meaning I can finally read the iBooks myself (didn’t work on my first gen iPad…). That’s been a most interesting experience. Thanks to the combination of new technology and an aging memory, it feels like I’m often reading these comics for the first time. In other words, I’m sort of discovering them the way you probably once did :-) Funny how they’re sometimes odd, embarrassing, or downright ‘what the hell was I thinking?’ awkward. But most of the time they’re just genious, of course