[The Techcrunch Party print from 2007.]
I’ve been spending a lot of time this week, researching and talking to fine art print shops. Like I said a few weeks ago, I’m planning to spend more time in the print business.
This development has been a long time coming. In the last twenty years, I’ve drawn thousands of cartoons and shared them with tens of thousands of people, which has slowly built up what I believe to be a reasonably-sized commercial market for my work.
Besides that, I’ve been living in the West Texas desert for over nine months, and I’m finding drawing cartoons is far more aligned to that way of life, than being an “internet marketing guy” or whatever. Like a painter friend of mine told me the other week, “There’s not much to do out here, except make art and drink beer.”
Being a full-time cartoonist is still not something I ever plan on doing, but life has been pulling me more and more in that direction for a while, almost against my will. Maybe one day I’ll get tired of resisting it, who knows?
Wish me luck, anyway…