Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Here's to the mundane

This morning I read an article about Brian Crane who writes the comic strip Pickles in the hubbs' alumni magazine (don't judge--my OK Weekly hasn't arrived yet).  Crane didn't start writing comics until he was 40 and has now had 21 years of success and is one of the most wildly syndicated cartoonists of the day.

From the article, "Brian is an unassuming genial family man, married for nearly 40 years, but beneath that unassuming exterior is the quintessential cartoonist.  His mind records and stores seemingly inconsequential, but covertly funny, details of life for future use."

I have been thinking of that ever since.  I think that trait not only makes a successful cartoonist but a good blogger.  It's something that I need to work on.  I'm not just looking for the funny details of life, but the meaningful, the thought-provoking and the charming.

I'm working on it.  I haven't felt like I have that memory these days.  My memory seems full of other things but I am dedicated to making space.

So here's to a mundane and amusing future.

1 comment:

  1. I just finished reading that article. For some reason they sent the magazine to my office at the University of Utah. I thought it was an excellent article and I love that he based his characters off his in-laws. Maybe I'll find some fun stories from Joan and Jim to share as well.... :)