Cartoon and Illustration

Squeaky wheels don’t always get the grease

“The squeaky wheel gets the grease.”  That’s an adage (or is it an axiom?) that gets thrown around a little too freely sometimes.  It frankly misses the point that eventually the “squeaky wheel” becomes a frustration and is discarded on the scrap-heap.

The point?  Squeak when it is actually something worth squeaking over–otherwise it becomes just another tirade in a long series of complaints.

 

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Cartoon and Illustration

a few anniversary notes

Noticed today that it’s been 31 years since I took my first official comic book assignment.  Escape to the Stars was begun in earnest in May of 1983.  Sent a note to Phil Hwang to wish him a happy “anniversary” for this event.

Then I realized that means that it’s been 30 years since I officially opened the doors of Works Associates with Michael Sawyer (who is no longer with us).

And today I got my first royalty check from Airship 27 Productions.  Finally!  A publisher that actually keeps track of such stuff and makes sure I get paid without even asking.

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