Monday, May 6, 2013

Rules for Freelancers


This is the second of a set of comics I drew for Red Lemon Club, a site with articles and resources for creative professionals started by illustrator Alex Mathers. The secret to success in any creative field includes a cape, a Holden Caulfied hat, and a small herd of trained elephants.

10 comments:

Hauke said...

The last point really is important. Just doing good work is not enough.

I have a question about those men with fez in small cars (planes) in the last panel: This seems to be some US custom, I saw similar references in other contexts. What is it about those? Is there some background or is it just a custom?

Anonymous said...

Hauke: the guys in the small cars and fezzes are Shriners, it's a branch of the Masonic order that does public philanthropy (Shriners fund a childrens' hospital network for example). They are a staple of US parades, and usually throw candy out as they zip by in the little cars.

Grant said...

Thanks Anonymous, perfect description of the Shriners! They were part of every small-town Midwest parade I attended as a child.

Hauke said...

Thanks for the explanation.

And, while I am at it: Thanks for the great graphics!

Anonymous said...

hey.
i came across this site when i was aimlessly wandering the internet, because i don't have a facebook account now, and , yeah, as a teenager, it is kinda necessary to be on it. well. not really. in retrospect. but the holidays just seem to fly by.... i just wanted to say that your comics are amazing. words can't say just how much.

---------------------anonymous and wondering.

GWR ogers said...

its 433 a.m. in Cloverdale California

Anonymous said...

thank you!it is great to read and to watch

KateToonShhhhh said...

Love it - brilliant, warm witty illustrations. Well done you

Mr Lonely said...

well said!

Regards, www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary)

Wendy Caston said...

Love your comics! And this one is so true!! Thanks.