Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The cartoonist's dilemma

One of the key dilemmas that faces the cartoonist is this: Do I get out of bed to jot down that idea that I have just had ... or do I leave it and hope that I will remember it in the morning?

The case for staying in bed: It's warm. And comfy. I'd have to find my glasses in the dark. It probably won't seem that funny in the cold light of day anyway.

The case against: You will never remember the idea. It never works.

Curiously I didn't write down last night's idea and yet I did remember it (didn't seem that funny in the cold light of day). Could this be because I also thought, "I could do a blog entry on this cartoonist's dilemma" ? Hmmm.

5 comments:

  1. Metaphysical horror for Mr Robertson. Carry a pen and pencil at all times - scatter them liberally all over the house and discover, when you actually need one, you still won't have one to hand...

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  2. But there's nothing worse when you're in bed than finding you've got no lead in your pencil
    ... sorry, I just had a "Carry On" moment there. That happens sometimes

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  3. Some of my best cartoons are lost inside my head. I can always remember the crap ideas for some reason.
    Sometimes I can remember better by visualising the cartoon several times, but this isn't 100%.

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  4. I'm having this problem as I write. I was sure I'd remember, in bed, this morning, - but now cannot. Argggh. Your blog is very good by the way - great cartoons.

    CR

    http://www.happyadventure.com/

    http://www.happyadventure.com/

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