Artist Introduction: bowb

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“growing up, i thought i wanted to be a comic artist, but it’s nothing like when bart simpson goes to new york and drops in at the offices of mad magazine. it’s hard work, dammit! and you could count the number pages i’ve had published on two hands.

in the mid-90s, i invented a slacker character, “pizza boy”, for my end-of-year design school project, a punk-music-junk-food zine, raging yoghurt, but it turns out i was too slack to do anything about it. it was so of its time, and now that time is over. i thought maybe i could maintain some sort of tenous link to comic-ing by being an illustrator, but that only worked for a little while until the magazines i worked for started buying stock photographs instead.

these days i pretend to be a graphic designer, but mostly i like to blog about what i ate. the thing i’ve discovered over the years though, is that i’m only lazy and unfocussed when i don’t have a deadline, so yeah, i’ve checked myself into rehab.”

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5 Responses to “Artist Introduction: bowb”

  1. India Amos Says:

    Is that pencil trying to bite you, or is it talking? Either way, it made me laugh.

  2. bowb Says:

    i believe it is nagging. yes. “draw, draw,” it says.

    it crossed my mind briefly today that i could do both this comic rehab and drawmo this month. the issue is still unresolved.

    fancy seeing you here! 😉

  3. India Amos Says:

    Do it! Do it! You know you want to. All the cool kids are doing it.

  4. ragingyoghurt Says:

    […] month, i am one of those artists — and today is my first strip! come for a squiz if you’re […]

  5. Simon Says:

    Love the nagging pencil — although I saw it more as cheerfully exhorting. And it looks like a South Park Canadian, which is always funny. Love these comics and your explanations!

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