Inspiration, Ahoy!

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Last updated on February 6th, 2024 at 01:08 am

Sometimes, you need to travel a long way to find the inspiration you need to continue on—sometimes, you’ll find it as close as your own backyard.

When travelling through some of Italy’s countryside, I paid close attention to my surroundings. Partially for pickpockets, making sure I wouldn’t have to slug anyone with a strong right. But mostly because it was a source of inspiration for me to take another look at some of the designs I’ve made.

For instance, looking at the structures put together to harvest lemons in Sorrento gave me the gusto I needed to design “Tree Town” for my comic.

On the train from Sorrento back to Naples,  I noticed a kid who dressed almost exactly like my Ruddiger character and decided to observe his style and mannerisms to flesh him out a little more.

A sketch of my character Ruddiger Jones from Fish & Chimps.

Inspiration is everywhere. Every time I return to Toronto after some time away, I see things a little differently. Things affect me in different ways, inspiring me in ways that may not have previously occurred to me.

Keep your eyes peeled and your wits about you, for inspiration is everywhere!

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