Thursday, January 11, 2007

Combatting Burnout

Combatting Burnout
Originally uploaded by johnralston.
This is not the experiment I was alluding to in the comments earlier today. The comic that's missing will be made up for later--rest assured that at the end of the year, there will be 365 pages of comics.


Anonymous wendell said...

No pressure from me, John. I find "myself" is the hardest thing to write about for me, which is why I spend so many words commenting on other pop cultural crap. Feel free to drag your favorite movie/band tv shows into the strip (nobody cares when the cast of 'Lost' doesn't even look like the cast of 'Lost'). I've also noticed that the webcomickers who make themselves the subject of their works (especially Jeff Rowland's Overcompensating, and even Greg Dean's Real Life Comics) often go on wild flights of fantasy. Go for it!

January 12, 2007 at 12:07:00 AM CST  
Blogger John C. Ralston said...

I'll try that out.

January 12, 2007 at 12:20:00 AM CST  
Blogger Josh said...

I was wondering what you meant by this—what idea you were talking about:

This is not the experiment I was alluding to in the comments earlier today.

So I poked into the flickr comments, and was reminded of this:

Actually, I have an idea that could make this all a lot easier for me, if it works.

So, if I've put two and two together correctly, I have to say it's right gentlemanly of you to clarify that "not drawing them at all" isn't the time-saving idea. :)

And what wendell said. I'm finding the John Ralston Slice o' Life pretty entertaining, but I don't know you nearly as well as you do. Diverge, diverge, my son, and conquer.

And days off are okay. Not thinking that days off are okay is what leads to burnout, and I'd rather see 361 comics this year than 31 in January.

January 12, 2007 at 8:42:00 AM CST  
Blogger Luke P. said...

JOHN! I had no idea this was going on. I like it.
Makes me want to cartoon!

January 12, 2007 at 3:22:00 PM CST  
Blogger Luke P. said...

Oh, yeah, don' listen to people who tell you o be more likeother people..

January 12, 2007 at 3:24:00 PM CST  
Blogger John C. Ralston said...

Hey, Luke! How'd you find me? Glad you like it! I think most of them totally suck.

Well, I gave in and made a comic today. Coloring it now.

January 12, 2007 at 3:35:00 PM CST  
Blogger Luke P. said...

I found you through our fancy-pants site meter at
Someone visitied our blog via yours, and Big Brotha knows it!

January 14, 2007 at 5:15:00 PM CST  
Blogger Luke P. said...

the comics are good, btw. I like how straightforward it all is.

January 14, 2007 at 5:16:00 PM CST  
Blogger John C. Ralston said...

I'm glad you like them, Luke. You should start cartooning again. I like your standalone drawings, but I miss your comics.

January 15, 2007 at 6:44:00 PM CST  

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