I drew this cartoon this morning. My first of the year.
The fellow in the cartoon is “Gloop”, a character I’ve been using since college. He pops up in my work now and again. Part Alter-Ego, part Everyman.
Most people who read gapingvoid are creative people; that’s not just an opinion, that’s just how it worked out. This cartoon is for them. For you.
“Bring new light to what life might be.” That’s what Creativity means. That’s why you were born; that’s why you are here. To bring some new angle to the human condition- if not to the broader world in general, then at least to your family and the people around you.
You don’t have to believe this- this drive may not be your drive, may not be the thing that propels you forward. That’s fine.
However, if you DO have that capacity within yourself and you DON’T act upon it, then everything around you turns to desert.
“Bring new light to what life might be” is my wish for you in 2011. Godspeed.