The First Puncture
Another redraw for your viewing pleasure! One of the neat things about revisiting the archives is looking back over which ideas worked and which ones didn’t. When you’re not a syndicated cartoonist, you don’t have editors and other such people giving you their feedback. Often you’ve just got to take the risk and “release it & see”. Inevitably you’ll turn out some duds, but you can also end up with some comic gems. Sometimes it’s hard to know until you put it out there.
I like to think that in the 14 years since this cartoon was first drawn, I’ve become more experienced in knowing what’s likely to work and what isn’t. This week’s idea was a good enough one on its own, but having the opportunity to put a 21st century spin on it has made it even better.