Today's Comic Strip will Make Your Heart Melt.

Turtle proves how far he will go just to talk to Frenchy in today's comic strip.
Turtle proves how far he will go just to talk to Frenchy in today’s comic strip.

First Panel of the Year Coming Up!

My first panel of 2020 is coming up in a few weeks. Not only am I a panelist, but I will also be the Panel Organizer and Lead Moderator. The panel will take place at 11:00 am at BrazCon in Manvel, Texas. This small, family oriented convention is a ton of fun. It takes place at a high school in the Brazoria County School District every year and supports the Brazoria County Library System. It is a local show for me so I can squeeze out a tiny profit each year. This is the only show I know I will not lose money at so it is my favorite show obviously. No pressure… just a lot of hard work and a ton of fun.

This year, I will be leading the panel about cartooning. My panel will also include Ryan Shaw, an amazing artist who I met a few years ago. The panel will be answering anything the audience wants to learn about. Since this crowd will be made up of young kids who have never been to a panel before, I am prepping a bunch of questions to have on hand for kids to pick from. Here are a list of 20 questions for the panel.

  1. When did you decide you wanted to draw cartoons?
  2. Who are your influences?
  3. How do you draw your cartoons?
  4. What advise do you have for someone who wants to draw cartoons?
  5. Who is your favorite superhero?
  6. Who is your favorite super villain?
  7. What is your favorite animated cartoon?
  8. What do you like to draw?
  9. What do you find is the hardest thing or person to draw?
  10. Do you draw cartoons for a living? or do you have a day job?
  11. What was your biggest success?
  12. What was your biggest failure?
  13. If you could work on someone else’s comic strip, webcomic or comic book, what would you like to work on?
  14. Where do you come up with ideas for your comics?
  15. How do your comics get into newspapers?
  16. How long does it take to draw something?
  17. What do you like better? Drawing or writing?
  18. Do you have a routine when you draw?
  19. What is your biggest cartooning goal?
  20. Who do you think is the greatest cartoonist ever?

I hope to see you all at BrazCon! If you miss it, hopefully someone will record it.