Sometimes when you’re stuck for an idea, the best way to get unstuck is to paint yourself into a corner.
This cartoon, for example, came out of a particularly poor writing day. I spent probably a good 3 hours alternating between staring blankly – and taking little naps. (All that staring really drains you.) I finally broke through when I imagined a guy with a guitar in a meeting. What would he say? Why does he have the guitar?
That seemed to loosen things up in my head a bit and I got this cartoon, which, incidentally, is one of my recent favorites.
It reads even funnier if you imagine it in a southern drawl.
It’s even funnier if you remember the story of HealthSouth’s former CEO Richard Scrushy. Although he missed the whole “turnaround” part…
LOL — that’s right! Richard Scrushy wanted to be a musical star. I’d forgotten about that – brings a whole different meaning to this cartoon. 🙂