Man 1: My old lady gave me an ultimation the other day. She asked me to give up my old boat that I've been fishing in for years, or she said she would leave me...
Man 2: What did you do?
Man 1: It was really sad, we have been together for years; but now at least I can go fishing whenever I want...
(Or something like that...)
There was a wonderful article in Brisbane's The Sunday Mail yesterday about three local comic-book creators. (I'll try to find a link and place it here.) The article was talking about crowd-funding and how they raised funds for their latest publishing project. Carlene actually pointed the article out to me. I thought it was worth investigating, and told her that. Then, out of the blue, Carlene says that should I ever think of publishing another comic/book/graphic novel... (Refer to earlier joke.)
Although, it is not much of a joke. Even though I have never published a commercially successful comic, and even though I do not work full-time in the industry, a lot of who I see as 'Me' is tied up in the medium.
I have published ten comics in my lifetime. For the record, they are:
The Australian Comics Group #1 (1982)
John Dixon's Air Hawk Magazine #1 (1988)
John Dixon's Air Hawk Magazine #2 (1988)
John Dixon's Air Hawk Magazine Super Special #3 (a co-production with Cyclone Comics Australia) (1988)
John Dixon's Air Hawk Magazine #4 (1989)
John Dixon's Air Hawk Magazine #5 (1989)
John Dixon's Air Hawk Magazine #6 (1998)
The Wally Lewis Story (1992)
John Dixon, Air Hawk and the Flying Doctor (2011)
Somehow, I can't see myself stopping there...