Inspiration, Ahoy!

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Last updated on February 21st, 2021 at 11:47 pm

Sometimes you need to travel a long ways 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.

A sketch of a tree town I was thinking up for Fish & Chimps
Fig 184-1: Sketch of Tree Town

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.
Fig 184-2: Ruddiger

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!

The second logo for Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad

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By Casey E. Palmer

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff.

When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him.

Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!

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