As I get older, I'm slowly getting rid of things I don't need. But before I do I'll share them with all you nice people.
My own cartoons are at magicwhistle.com
Friday, April 24, 2009
So I finally gave in. All the kids are doing it so I decided to set up a blog as well. I plan to mention everything I eat and every time I go to the bathroom or maybe I'll just show what I'm working on or things I have. Since doing a comic yearly, not going to as many conventions, and not having my work promoted as much as I like has kept me out of the public eye so I've decided to do this. Salesmanship is my least favorite part of cartooning but it needs to be done. Maybe people will no longer think I don't exist or I'll stop thinking they think that or something like that. Maybe it'll motivate me to get off my ass and be as prolific as I once was. Maybe I'll be able to make a living from creative endeavors once again. Maybe the frustration I sometimes feel won't be self-perpetuating anymore. Maybe I'll be able to afford to move back to NYC once again. We'll see.
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Much of the material here is at least a generation old and therefore sometimes has racist and sexist standards we wouldn't conform to today. I try, but can't always do a line-item veto. Remember, if something has stereotypes it's posted in spite of them and not because of them. You're not wrong to be offended, think of it like a friend you like hanging out with 95% of the time but once in a while they embarrass you. My own attitude is to move forward.
Many of the images I posted between 2011-2013 were disappeared by the image bank I was using then but I still have most of the scans and am bringing them back slowly. Be patient.
Some people don't realize you can make images bigger by clicking on them or that there are earlier postings beyond this page. Well, now you know. You're welcome.
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SAM HENDERSON has been doing comics, illustration and writing popular among people aware of their existence since his birth, though he wasn't paid for it until 1991. In addition to his own book,The Magic Whistle, clients have included Nickelodeon, New York Press, DC Comics, Heavy Metal, New York Observer,and ...um... Screw. He was a storyboard director for SpongeBob Squarepants in 2001.
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