And the story continues. I think one of my favorite things about drawing this scene was the posters in the back. Why are the inspirational posters in offices so depressing? There is nothing worse than being schooled by your boss while there is a poster in the background making you feel worse about being a mediocre employee. I digress…
On a positive note, I’ve started a Twitter account so now you can follow all of the exploits of your favorite protagonist on his quest to balance life and work in 140 characters or less.
Here is the first page to an ongoing story for my Ten Cen Sammy’s title. I plan on posting every Tuesday and Thursday at least until I get this story line done. From there, who knows? I may tackle a different story I have cooking. I am also going to put these on the Ten Cent Sammy’s page so that they can be viewed consecutively as apposed to in blog format.
I’d also like to mention that I feel it’s appropriate to point out that this comic is late according to my proposed schedule plan in my last blog and the comic is also centered about being late. What can I say? Some people just can’t make it anywhere on time.
Let me sum up this strip by mentioning a few things. First of all, I have been told that this strip is slightly offensive. When I made it, my intentions were not to poke fun at Autistic folks, but more of to poke fun at myself (I have tried to make the main character look as much like me as my artistic ability allows). I am 99.9% sure I have Asperger’s and I tend to use that as the subject matter of my comics (if you hadn’t found that out already) and I tend to think that these comic strips are more of a depiction of how I tend to perceive the world.
I won’t bore you about how or why I came to that conclusion. Maybe someday I will write my story and if you have nothing better to do at that point in time you can read it. But I feel it must be known that Autism is real and it affects so many people from the slightly eccentric but are able to get by, to the needing of assistance by the good people who love them.
Writing comics like this is my way of getting the word out and trying to do something about it by making the subject known a little more. If only one person reads my comics and decides to research Asperger Syndrome like I did, then I feel I have put a little bit more intelligence and good karma into the world and hopefully they also got a little laugh as well. Even if it was at my expense.