Monday, January 22, 2007


Sometimes, you're at risk of hiding yourself behind your work. If you're not doing something which tells the world what you think, what you believe and what you want to say, you're basically being somebody else, other than yourself, that is appearing while you keep yourself hidden.

If you stay hidden too long, you might be forgotten.

What makes your work yours? What makes you recognize yourself on your work, even if year have passed and you're a different person?

I have come to realize not all comic-book artists are storytellers in terms of wanting to write their own stories. That does not mean they're hiding behind somebody else's stories, for what they want to do - which is draw, and draw stories - is what they're doing. They could also just do illustrations and wish for comics, and then they too would be hiding.

That doesn't come to say we can't do several different things, write, draw comics and illustrate pieces, but instead I just think that one should try to find out what it is that really makes one tick, feel alive and makes one want to do more. All this creating, no matter in what form, takes time, takes energy and creates a road, a map and a portrait of each artist. Let us travel the right road, drawing the right map so the portrait we create are of ourselves.


RKelly said...

Great first paragraph. And, great blog! Keep it up.

Steve Buccellato said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog, Fabio. I really appreciate your enthusiasm and commitment to comic art. Your work is awesome. Glad I found your blog via Becky Cloonan's!

Fabio Moon said...

Thanks for the comments, guys.

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