You can’t just count on becoming a syndicated cartoonist. I actually tried to calculate the odds once, and the best I could come up with is a 1-in-36,000 chance. And the odds of getting hit by lightning are 1 in 7,900 – which kind of shows how long those odds are.
I write for three or four hours and then hopefully I'll have something. Then I draw for the rest of the afternoon... I literally block out Wednesday-Thursday-Friday - I more or less disappear.
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Maybe the bar is low, but most of the strips that are 50, 60, 70 years old that are on their second or third generation of artists, the humor is pretty bland. There are others by people that were raised on ‘Family Guy’ or ‘South Park’ that are edgier. Mine’s not as edgy as those, but it’s edgier than ‘Beetle Bailey.’
I like characters like Ignatius Reilly in ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’ and Ricky Gervais’s character in ‘The Office.’ They think one thing about themselves, but the truth is as far from that as it can be. So I began to think about how to put that kind of character in a book for kids.
|Birth:||16th January, 1968|
Stephan Thomas Pastis is an American cartoonist and the creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine. He has since begun writing children's chapter books, commencing the release of Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, which debuted at #4 on The New York Times Best Seller list for Children's Middle Grade Books.
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