I can’t believe that it’s been a year since I had this conversation with my friend @doremigirl. Back and forth, we had been talking about our kids and their passions. She mentioned that her son had a passion for cartooning. That really caught my attention because I think that’s the first time I’d even heard of that.
It wasn’t cartooning in the digital age by the digital age. There are all kinds of software packages and online services that make digital cartooning open to more students. That wasn’t his passion. His passion was actually freehand drawing the cartoon to express himself. This truly was unique. You can read about our original back and forth here with a followup here.
The conversation also involved the concept of copyright. At this point in his cartooning career (he was 11), he wasn’t ready to make his first million but just wanted to share his efforts with the world – or at least the part of the world that was interested.
The result was the blog J2LComics – My Life in Comics.
He did want to make sure that the integrity of his work remained and so applied a Creative Commons license to the blog.
Now, stop for a second. How many times have you seen someone create a blog for all the right reasons and then it peters off after a bit because it actually is work?
I’m here today to say that, in the past year, Instant Isaac has become one of my “look forward to reading” blogs. Faithfully, cartoons appear and they continue to generate a smile at this end. While his mom claims that the characters have no resemblance to any one in particular in real life, I don’t know about that. Sometimes, the storylines seem pretty real!
To celebrate the one year anniversary, this week’s cartoon was a repeat of his very first effort.
I’d like to extend my congratulations for a year’s effort of entertaining his audience. Keep it up and we’ll look forward to more insights into Isaac’s life. In the meantime, I hope that BlogBooker is used to capture this great year in cartooning.