Your comment on the last cartoon brings up a good point: In the past whenever I'd show people cartoons that weren't really that resolved (and there were a lot of them when I was learning how to do this), the usual kind response would be 'interesting', since they didn't want to hurt my feelings but felt the need to say SOMETHING. The 'interesting' response while reviewing art almost became a joke in itself amongst other artist friends when we didn't care for something. So, rather than have 'you suck' as the last box to check, I offered up 'interesting' as a choice, which is a nice way of saying; you failed Ted, try again. Or so I thought:
Tiffany, by you checking all three boxes because you REALLY liked the cartoon just blows that theory out of the water. I'm so glad you mentioned that you did that, I would have never guessed. In fact, a couple people even commented to me that they were miffed that on certain cartoons they really liked, that some people only checked 'interesting' , but now I realize that the best compliment would be that a cartoon is interesting AS WELL as funny. I'm not going to delude myself into thinking that 'interesting' is always a positive comment, but obviously I was seeing the glass as half empty, not half full as you are. For that I thank you. -Ted
BTW: I appreciate all comments and check-marks, because it's the only way I know if a gag is strong or weak. You don't have to sign up for Blogger to check a box.
This is no easy task cranking out these cartoons on a regular basis, and your feedback is the only way I have of knowing if you're even paying attention. To date, only about 5% of you are actually letting me know you visited, and you are the few who inspire me on. I thank you for that. -Ted Blackman