Long Live the Hustle

Last updated on May 18th, 2021 at 12:32 pm

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the work that we never actually hustle to reach the goals that we set out in the first place.

What’s Your Dream?

It all starts with a dream. A notion. An idea.

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After work, I caught a quick bite to eat with Sean Ward, an old buddy of mine, and he told me the big secret to getting where you want to be in life. To paraphrase:

Keep throwing things out there into the world, and eventually one will stick.

When he’s working on his projects, he’ll share shots and videos of the works in progress so people can get a good idea of what he’s been up to and where he’s going next. It’s not so much a humblebrag or anything of that nature, but rather it gives him the fuel he needs to keep producing and moving forward.

The Problems With Making Webcomics

Last updated on November 8th, 2020 at 12:56 am

For anyone who’s only known me for a little while, I’ve had a dream for the longest time—to put a comic story together from beginning to end.

For the past decade, I’ve chipped away at an idea I’ve had for a comic named Fish ‘n’ Chimps—I even went as far as working on the webcomic from 2003-2006 and making print comics to sell at comic conventions for a number of years.

But that was like diving into the deep end without checking to make sure that the pool was filled.

Since then, I’ve been chipping away at this idea of mine, changing it from an idea for a gag comic from someone just exiting their teenage years to a storyline of a far grander scale, reflecting everything that I’ve learned in the last decade. Character sketches have given way to storylines; ideas scrawled on napkins and scrap paper found their way into what’s starting to resemble a script.

But as they say—the devil’s in the details. The longer I work at the idea, the more complex it becomes and the higher my standards rise. What started as an unfocused idea has grown with startling clarity—the only problem now will be finding the time to make it a reality.

With a subway delay giving me an extended commute on my way home from my cosmic twin’s housewarming party, I sketched this out from ideas I have for later into the storyline—I guess all that I need to do now is start actually drawing the comic so I can get there.

The second logo for Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad
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