I’ve grown a moustache for INKtober. If you’d like to sponsor me then keep reading.
INKtober is, of course, a time to celebrate the art of inking and an opportunity to display our wonderful illustrative pieces to a watching world, BUT it is also a time to remember those less fortunate than ourselves. Those who don’t possess the skill and artful finesse of others. That’s why this month I’m raising vital funds for less-talented comic artists.
This condition affects far more people than you may realise. Even now you could be sitting next to someone who has no artistic talent!
You yourself may even be a less-talented comic artist. If you’re not sure or you’re too embarrassed to ask, here is a helpful list of common symptoms that sadly afflict these miserable individuals:
- Barely legible lettering.
- Too many close ups.
- Two people speaking and the first word balloon is on the right.
- The main character looks different in EVERY panel.
- The figures all have long legs and massive chests (and that’s just the men).
- They DON’T use Bristol board!
- Every other page is a splash page.
- Every other splash page is a double spread.
- Front covers are ALWAYS a figure looking out and pouting (and that’s just the men).
- They are right handed.
So please join me in raising much-needed awareness for this debilitating weight that burdens our fellow men (and the odd woman), especially at this time of year when their self-worth can be so easily bludgeoned whilst the rest of us make merry.
To view some of their well-meaning (but pitiful) visual attempts click here.
If you’d like to donate to this un/necessary* cause, you may do so here.
Thank you for inking.
Sir Windsor Newton
Chairman for the Charity LACK (Less-talented Artists are Comic Kinfolk)
* delete as appropriate