By Colleen Clark
With my Illustration major and Writing minor, I figured out pretty early on I wanted to make comics. I take my time and try to be meaningful with my longer projects, which you can see elsewhere on the CCAD blog here and here. But every once in a while… when I need to get a thought out or I just want to procrastinate my real homework a little longer… I make procrasti-comics. These are little doodle comics that I probably spend too much time on but I’ve come to really enjoy making. Luckily, the positive response I get from people who can relate to my 3 AM thoughts makes them feel worthwhile.
These little comics have become the most successful posts on my blog. The “punk rock” one somehow reached over 100,000 notes (a.k.a. shares and likes), and I would have never in a million years predicted that! Why can’t things I spent all semester on get that kind of attention? You’ll never know what people will love most, so I guess the solution is just to create as much as you can and put it all out there. If I decided not to post that comic I made in three hours because I thought it was too unfinished, I wouldn’t have the same following I have now.
I also have a habit of doodling Star Trek characters… a lot. But hey, I must be doing what I love most if the things I do when I’m bored or procrastinating help my career, right?
Take a look at some of my little comics below. And follow my blog if you ever want to see more, I’m sure I’ll be procrastinating any day now!
Colleen Clark, CCAD senior illustration major, enjoys looking at photos of dogs online, following NBC comedy series (specifically anything involving Tina Fey), and sharing her art and thoughts through her online blog.
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