I’m sad to report the premature death of my good friend, “Fred 42”.
This happened earlier today, when my pen exploded.
All is not lost. I already have a New Evil Plan. Hurrah! I’ll let you see it when it’s ready.
I spent about twenty minutes being really bummed, then said, “To Hell with it. “Fred 43″ will be EVEN BETTER.”
It’s all good…
Bet Fred 42 sells for more than Fred43.
Hemingway lost a satchel by leaving it in a Paris taxi. The bag was full of story drafts for which he had no other copies. One of his more senior writer friends (I forget which French writer this was) told him not to worry about it; rewrite the stories from what he remembered, and likely he’d remember the best parts, so that the stories would turn out even better.
So, yes, expect Fred 43 to rock the Casbah . . .
I don’t see the problem at all. Great work. There is something in your art–do you mind me calling your cartoons art?!–that capture my imagination.
When are you going to try colour?
> rewrite the stories from what he remembered, and
> likely he’d remember the best parts, so that the
> stories would turn out even better.
That usually works for tweets too. Sometimes when I am struggling to distill something down to 140 the browser refreshes for some reason or another and I lose what I was writing. Then when I enter what I remembered, it magically fits in the character limit.
I’ll echo Robin’s comment: I bet it does sell for more. Why? It has a great artist story behind it: sweat and toil for days, almost-near vision perfection being reached near the end, and then BLAM! The pen explodes!
Disappointment. Anger. Frustration. Loss. Mourning. Growth. Renewel. A new beginning. And that’s where the truly great art is made — out of the ashes comes the phoenix!
Never toss the mistakes. Put them in the vault. Auction them off later as the catalysts for your other great pieces after they sell. This is a part of your personal art history.
Do you know the book “How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist” by Caroll Michels? You knows so much about sales and marketing already that much of it might be a repeat of what you know. But it might be worth a skim — it has some very practical gems.
I want to see pictures of the corpse… if that is what it is…
Like others I bet the accident increased the marketability of Fred 42.
What kind of pen was it so we can avoid pen shrapnel?
My guess is that Dead Fred 42 is marketable. Have a showing and a wine tasting with a silent auction.
Fred is dead.
Long live Fred.
Fred 42 looks like he died a happy death!
Huh????? I would buy dead Fred! Are you mad! I think it´s extra cool with that splash and then your name across it!!X