The word anime is one that makes me cringe. (Yes, the word enema makes me cringe too.) Anime was a word used in the early stages of my youth almost with the same sentiment as, “Come to the dark side,” or, “It would be better if you did this.” The fact is, I have never been fascinated or interested in learning styles of drawing like anime or manga which are two completely different forms of creation….I think. Then again, I could be wrong, but I really don’t care. Just know that no one’s going to read this blog and suddenly become an anime expert because I have my own style.
Exaggeration is a tool I enjoy using, but still, I always pondered why kids and sometimes young adults would watch me draw and ask, “Do you draw anime?” It almost felt like an insult, and I was tempted to say, “What?! And draw like everyone else?!” Perhaps I drew this one to secretly get back at all those people who thought I needed to be like everyone else. Now that I have drawn this, when I read webcomics and see all the anime and manga infestation, I feel like the joker, “This website needs an enema!”
Just FYI: I have now posted new comics, including this one on Tapastic. Remember, you can always go there and read all of Suits and Guarders from start to present (as I am continuing to create.) Follow me there if you like.