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November 16, 2012

Oatmeal

Cory Doctrow at Boing Boing rightly posted Oatmeal's great new comic on the creative process and the internet. Cory's comment so precisely mirrors my reaction when asked about the comic by a buddy, I just had to post that email conversation we had yesterday.

 

 

  Subject: Re: you saw this?
  On Nov 15, 2012, at 4:16 PM:
 Is it reflective of your experience?

  Subject: Re: you saw this?
  On Nov 15, 2012, at 4:29 PM:
except when he says, if you have nothing to write, don't write.
it's when I HAVE to have something to wrtie that I do write.

  Subject: Re: you saw this?
  On Nov 15, 2012, at 4:30 PM:
Does it turn out ok?  When you HAVE to write, even though you start out not having anything to say?


  Subject: Re: you saw this?
  On Nov 15, 2012, at 4:32 PM:
I would guess a slightly worse average than when I'm totally inspired, but not by much, and many of my very best comics were born of desperation.

 

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