Happy April and HAPPY EASTER!!!!
This year is running away at a lightning pace. Comic Con season is in the wings, and I plan on making at least two appearances this year. I will finally get my first shot on Wednesday, setting me up for appearances to begin in August. I cannot wait to get out there and see everyone again! I have missed sitting on panels and creating art for everyone. Getting back on the scene will be a welcomed charge to my comic strip’s mojo. I hope to see you all very soon.
MORE INFO ON TURTLE
We all know that Turtle has a massive crush on Frenchy. When Turtle was a kid, he only had two friends and both went to a different high school. His evenings were spent reading comic books and playing video games. Socially, poor Turtle was an outcast. After graduating high school, Turtle signed up for the army because someone told him that the military would make a man out of him.
Enter Frenchy. Turtle had never had a conversation with a girl in his entire life, well except for his mom… and she was a single mother who worked two jobs. Frenchy shared a seat next to Turtle on the bus drive to Fort Hill and she talked his ear off. Never had a female said more than two words to Turtle. You can only imagine how much her kindness meant to Turtle on the bus ride over. Now, to be fair, Frenchy was a nervous wreck and was going to talk the ear off of anyone who sat next to her on that long bus ride.
Now, more on this “crush”… I do not want the readers to look at Turtle’s crush as being weird. I have toned down his crush quite a bit over the past year. As a matter of fact, I have been toying around with the idea of giving Turtle a girlfriend. The crush on Frenchy would still be present which will add a little dimension to the story with Turtle having a relationship budding. I have also been working up an angle where Turtle doesn’t know he actually has a girlfriend, yet his girlfriend believes they are definitely an item. I love this concept, but I am having a problem getting the story across in the limited context available in a four-panel comic strip.
NO ONE LOVES THEMSELVES FOR WHO THEY ARE
Strong statement, right? So many people are not happy with some aspect of themselves or their lives. Look deeply at yourself and you will see something that you would love to improve upon. I could go on for hours regarding all of my faults and shortcomings. The takeaway is to understand that no matter how unsatisfied you are with yourself, there is someone who loves you exactly the way you are. On this Easter Sunday, please remember that this person loved you so much that he died for your sins. No matter how much you’d like to change about yourself, you are perfect in His eyes. This knowledge has made me more comfortable in myself and my shortcomings. I hope this helps you as well!!!