Thursday, October 2, 2008


Well, I'm in school now. I'll be juggling that with my own personal creative time, practicing my drawing skills and following Preston Blair and John K's lessons. I've already started, but I'm slow and a perfectionist. I need to stop over-thinking things. Hell, I might even start going to the zoo to draw animals. Maybe that's too pretentious. I should probably stick to drawing my girlfriend or my cat for a while.

I'm taking sculpture though, which should be good. I've always loved sculpture, and I feel like it will be a good skill to develop. I'm also taking photo, which I'm mostly clueless about, but it's also a good skill to have.

Oh, and thanks to Jenny Lerew for the comment on my last post! I'm pretty happy that someone from the industry has looked at my blog-- and who worked on cartoons I grew up on! She also corrected me on one of my many embarrassing and pretentious Cartoon Brew comments. I've said some stupid things in my time, but I've never been corrected so warmly.


Jenny Lerew said...

Hi Zach--hey, you're too hard on yourself--"embarrassing and pretentious"? Not at all! I'd think that's more how I come off the majority of the time, lol.
I wouldn't expect most people to know all the backstory and inner workings of those old shows. Heck, I'm sure about half the staff wouldn't remember...but since I knew those particular obscure facts just wanted to put 'em out there. One never knows where all this commenting and whatnor will go on the internets. : )

Anyway, I can't recall how I came across your blog but it's always good to see people who share appreciation for such as Jack Cole. That book is too rare, and the artist too under-discussed-though I've never met anyone who didn't like him. Great stuff.
Anyway, whatever you do don't worry about so-called pretention--just do as you're doing, that's the only thing that matters-- drawing girls, cats--even John's lessons. All good. The zoo is a gold mine-can't be overused, but then again coffee shops and bus stops are genius places too. Have fun!

Zach Cole said...