Now I used to be quite the little cartoonist Back In The Day, publishing a comic book in high school with my best friend (Mark Bode and some random Hampshire College student both thought it was swell!) but in the nearly 20 years since, I fell out of practice and my drawrirng has been in a sad state of decline. Carolyn thought it would be a neat idea to give me the opportunity to maybe practice back up again, and I think she's all the more awesome for it.
Now I really can't say that I quit altogether; I have occasionally chanced into drawing, from drunken airplane doodles in 2000 to mouse-drawn cries for help in 2003, but it's very clear that even then, the quality was low and I just didn't have the same hand I had back then. Maybe I shouldn't have switched with the devil for the talented one. I never even bought a violin.
So I have been tinkering every now and then with the tablet and doodling and CTRL-Zing and doodling and CTRL-Zing and doodling and going "why can't I erase the entire thing by CTRL-A and then DELETE?" and learning new and fun ways to cramp my hand up and finally I think I have done something worthy of sharing with the World At Large. So please, underneath the cut, enjoy the first drawing I completed with the Wacom tablet. I will let you guess what the subject is.
It may take you a few tries but I think you'll see it eventually. And boy howdy! I can't wait to start up my very own DeviantArt account!