IntroductionNovember 1st, 2008 |
A Waste of Time is a series of comics that I started about five years ago, and in that time it’s grown in several different directions. A lot of it’s autobiographical, generally I’m the rabbit, but my cast of cartoon characters has grown to have lives of their own, and stuff they wanna do. They’ve fallen in love, they’ve tried to kill each other, all the kind of stuff that you hope fictional creations will do.
Sometimes the stories with the “fictional” characters are more strictly based on my personal life than some of the “autobiographical” stories are, and the characters say things to one another that I’ve said, or that have been said to me. I think that’s alright, because I don’t expect people to read this all strictly as journal entries, even though sometimes it’s pretty close to that. What you should know is that, as much as I can, it’s all coming from places that are true, in one way or another, and that’s the way I hope to keep it.
Whether it’s all been a waste of time, or the things that any of us choose to do with any of our lives are actually the best possible way for us to use the time we’re given, well that’s something we’ll never really know until it’s too late to change the decisions we’ve made, right? So if the comics are about one central theme, I guess that’s it: figuring out what it is that you’ve been given by the universe, and doing the best with it that you can.