Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Introducing my so-bad-it's-good comic strip


Due to popular demand, I have posted one of my comic strips. This one was actually published. Sort of. It ran in the English Bay Swim Club's newsletter, which has a readership of about 20 people. Mostly my friends.

Anyway, the swim club hasn't put out a newsletter in about two years due to general apathy, so I have been toiling in even greater obscurity since then.

I've been trying to convince the communications director at work to run my comic strip in the office newsletter. I even brought in my portfolio. He laughed at me. And then laughed at my artistic ability, which peaked in Grade 5. I guess that means no.

I also used to write articles for the swim team newsletter, until the editor got tired of me handing in 2,000-word articles that had nothing to do with swimming.

This comic strip ran with a story I wrote about Provincials, which you can read here (the comic strip will make sense after you've read the story).

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hooray for the comic strips! Sarah makes the best comics. She used to make them for family member's birthdays! They were the best. I sure hope I get one this year!

Sarah said...

Yes, it's true. I drew comic strips to give as presents for family birthdays. Mostly because I was cheap ;)

Sarah

Anonymous said...

You would be a hit here:

http://www.torontocomicjam.com/

Sarah said...

I checked out the site and it sounds like a blast! Maybe I can check it out on my next trip to Toronto.

Plus I like the fact that 10 per cent of comic jam participants are women. That would be a great place to meet guys. Or maybe just high school boys.

Sarah

Alan said...

A damn fine cartoon. You have a fan in San Francisco.

Sarah said...

Thanks Alan! It's not even one of my best. It was the only one I had scanned and hadn't erased from my computer :)

Sarah

Sarah said...

Hey, I just had a thought. What's more boring than swimming? Comics about swimming!

Yessss!!

The Black Rose said...

With a little more work (I couldn't tell the guys from the girls), you could go pro.

Funny story btw.