“Necessity is the mother of invention,” right? I think, however, a good case could also be made for panic being the father in that equation.
Being a cartoonist means having deadlines be they from a client or self-imposed. Early on, they really stressed me out. But these days, I’m pretty comfortable with them because I recognize them for what they offer us creative folk – a good kick in the pants.
In fact, just last week I was completely out of ideas and had just two days until I had a new batch of cartoons due.
Funny how all of a sudden – the ideas started flowing.