A Cartoonist`s Advice [Pic]

Submitted by: gingernut333 3 years ago

Seems pretty relevant these days.
Credits: zen pencils
There are 30 comments:
Female 2,415
Same here, cobrakiller, same here.
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Male 2,143
If you are not happy-blame yourself,not Others. Thank you Mr. Watterson for reminding us what is important.
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Male 36,344
@plangkye: The "thing" that ZenPencils does is: Takes a person`s words (usually a famous person) and illustrates them!
In this case? They took Bill Watterson`s ACTUAL WORDS and illustrated them in Bill`s STYLE!
Who knows? They may have gotten Bill to do the drawings! (Wishful thinking on my part, eh?)

@FakeBacon, @BDT1981: No worries! Your `Man Card` is not jeopardised by `man tears`!!! In fact? They`re... MANdatory!!

@Musuko42: Here`s another way to look at life...
THAT is the message I see. I thought liberals were "all about" variety? Multi-whateverism? HERE IT IS! A Dad who stays home to lovingly raise his daughter! Thank Heaven his wife is cool with that!

@berenius: Welcome to IAB! Look at my posts below! It`s not "all or nothing" eh? k-thx!

@Runemang: Damn Right!
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Male 2,675
Love this.
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Male 1
While I have lots of respect for Bill Watterson, that little girl will probably be pretty pissed off at her dad when she realizes he has left her with nothing but good intentions when he passes away. He himself probably got some kind of inheritance at some point. Support.

"Climbing ladders" is not only a measure of success, it has a purpose: gaining assets for the sake of your family. Making them comfortable. Improving upon the last generations, with what you got from them. In fact, that little girl will probably be working harder in life than her dad when she starts going to school!

It`s okay to take a break from work (or even to quit a job) to raise kids. But working your ass to be successful is part of your responsibilities as a parent too. Trying is the least you can do; otherwise, you are just being selfish.
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Male 132
Stop putting up Calvin & Hobbes references. They just make me cry the manliest tears ever
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Male 579
Well, that made me sad. I would so love to do what I want to do and not what I have to do. I would love to have a little warehouse space to do music and art and maybe have gotten my degree in both. But I would be a very very small fish in a very very big pond. I would be poor and, well, no so happy that I couldn`t afford food let alone the flat to live in. I don`t think my love of the fine arts would overcome the hunger. Heck, I can barely keep my IT gig with thirty years of experience and three college degrees!

I would be become that which I dislike. I`d be forced to go on government assistance just to get food stamps etc. I`d be a big drain on society. But there would sit my art that only I like! I`d be one of those that can but won`t. I doubt most folks who would pursue what this comic suggests would have such a happy ending.
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Female 258
well, someone sure is trying to be Bill Watterson!

(I am totally okay with that)
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Male 2,850
@AvatarJohn

"That`s fine if that`s what you choose. But don`t belittle someone who genuinely enjoys competition, climbing that corporate ladder and having an ambitious, successful career."

Exactly!

I`m tired of seeing these zen pencils comics crop up, because they all have the same preachy attitude: my particular way of enjoying life is right, and everyone else is a fool for not realising it.
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Male 13,624
HalfPintRoo

Stop worrying about doing things so they look/sound good on facebook. Do things because they look/sound good to you.
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Bang on, forget what folk think of you - you go do what you want to do
and feck facebook - its evil
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Male 13,624
cobrakiller
Thought the same too buddy
good stuff,
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Male 769
@cobrakiller my sentiment exactly. i actually thought the panel where he is pulling his daughter through the woods was ripped straight out of one of his collections. it probably was, now that i think about it.
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Male 36,344
@Quackor: Please read my comment and RECONSIDER!

She: GP Doctor with impeccable grades and experience.
Made 3 babies going through school = too 8 years to get 6 year degree.

HE: Skilled tradesman with papers.
Worked while she went through school. When she was given a hospital in a small town? He understood how much better it was FOR THEIR KIDS for a parent to be available 24-7.

It could NOT be her! So he signed up for the duty!

It`s nothing but good for them, their kids and the entire community they ended up in. Oh yeah, they`re early retired and rather "well to do" now. They`d be MUCH POORER had he worked and she stayed home.

I have lots of AWESOME cousins! Just so everyone knows!
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Male 36,344
[quote]All sounds dandy, but I`ve got some damn bills to pay.. Life is expensive.[/quote]

@Kegomatix: My cousin (a girl) makes 130K+
Her husband (a skilled tradesman) makes 50K+
So when it came time to raise their 3 kids in a small town? HE stayed home and SHE went to work!
Hey! They were both VERY HAPPY!
SHE: worked 60-80 hours a week (130K was `basic pay`)
HE: Raised 3 kids, took in casual "daycare kids" for $20 a day. Loved it! Worked harder than he ever did at his job though :-)

He discovered all sorts of "bias and bigotry" he`d never imagined existed in society!

After the kids hit middle school? He went back to work :-) some $$500K$$ richer than if she had stayed home!

Point is: It`s NOT for everyone! But if it works for YOU? Then good!

ZenPencils = genius! 4.0 for them!
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Male 2,855
good luck paying for your girls education, loser
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Male 7,585
The entire time I was reading this, I kept thinking to myself that this looked like calvin and hobbes. I was incredibly happy to see these were his words.
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Male 2,424
That was great... NOW GET BACK TO WORK!
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Male 3
AvatarJohn

Not to demean your point, but I think you are missing Watersons`. Your second paragraph seems a rant with no logical connection to the content of the strip, and I didn`t see anything in the strip decrying the person who does enjoy the climb up the ladder.

And Waterson was very very successful in his chosen field, I doubt he would be for "stealing away someone`s hard-earned property".

But, then again, maybe I`m missing your point.
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Male 7,331
I do miss his strip.
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Male 1,341
All sounds dandy, but I`ve got some damn bills to pay.. Life is expensive.
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Male 10,845
What AvatarJohn said.
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Male 14,330
Sorry we all don`t have a wife to leech off of some need to pay the bills.
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Male 1,059
That`s fine if that`s what you choose. But don`t belittle someone who genuinely enjoys competition, climbing that corporate ladder and having an ambitious, successful career. For some people, that`s what gives their life meaning, and if that`s what someone likes to do, then let them do it and be happy for them.

And most importantly of all, don`t be jealous of their success. If you choose not to be successful in your career, enjoy your life and quit comparing it to others. Supporting stealing away someone`s hard-earned property through support of high taxes and regulation is the same as supporting a law stealing away your time with your kids. Whatever you value is yours and yours alone, be it time, fun, money or yachts, and taking it away from someone else will never make anyone`s life better.
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Male 37,888

He had a point, but it was too long winded.
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Male 7,031

Damn, these comic-strip characters are so balanced and contented.

I`ll take my comic characters mired in Reality`s greasy splendor ...

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Male 586
All choked up.
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Female 2,764
Stop worrying about doing things so they look/sound good on facebook. Do things because they look/sound good to you.
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Male 99
Watterson is equal parts whimsy, hilarity and poignency. His comics are a defining part of my childhood.
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Male 2,670
Bill Waterson is still a genius.
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Female 1,071
Link: A Cartoonist`s Advice [Pic] [Rate Link] - Seems pretty relevant these days.
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