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I need to begin work on issue #30 of OPE zine, but I have not yet done so. I did get an idea for a cartoon called The Football Party. It's a cartoon that will "write itself," though it will need me to physically move the pen.

Issue #30 has been delayed in part because I'm preparing some cartoons for submission to a comics publication of note. This has put me on the computer much more than usual, which is the exact opposite of my goal in life. Much of the work of OPE takes place offline, disengaged from the collective, where I must generate my own thoughts using my mind. But the computer causes my brain to reorganize in undesirable ways.

I admit that I believe that being published will lead to bigger things, e.g., author readings, invitations to panel discussions on the state of sequential art, a critical examination of my work, groupies, etc. One reason I press on is that I envision a future for myself much better than one I could ever possibly have.

Update updated: I mailed my submission packet on Friday, April 22, at approximately 3:40 PM.


Blogger Alan Smithee said...

Greatest post ever.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Kurt said...

Alan, you understand me so well.

11:56 AM  
Blogger tony said...

Great Post.Great Comments (from Great Britain)Bestest Wishes OPE!

1:02 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

What kind of football are we talking about, here?

You need to stay off the non-OPE computer.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Don, American Idle said...

Collective? "We are Borg; resistance is futile."

11:39 AM  
Blogger The rules said...

Boob signings are overrated

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Diane said...

hey, you have some online groupies

looking forward to The Football Party - (that's the first time I've ever written that word sequence)

2:21 PM  
Blogger Perpetual Chocoholic said...

What Diane said. You already have groupies. I have achieved your goal. I spend next to no time at all on the computer anymore otherwise I would have noticed and commented when you wrote this which was apparently 3 days ago.

10:12 AM  
Blogger VE said...

I've never taken a critical examination. Is it multiple choice?

10:50 PM  
Anonymous Goldrush said...

What Diane said. Just imagine looking forward to a Football Party. Will they award a Pop Warner huddle prayer prize?

12:44 PM  
Anonymous MC said...

In the year two thousand and future I sat in the midst of the other groupies and told tales of how I did stuff.

They didn't believe me, but I knew that... somehow... I had dented the fabric of the future of the who could know. That's when I decided all was well and I put the rifle away.

All the best!

1:37 AM  
Blogger tut-tut said...

Alan Smithee is on the money

3:54 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Let me know when I should start my vigil. I need direction, you know.

9:34 PM  

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