For those of you who have been following this blog for a while, you know it’s been through some changes lately.
A year ago, I started posting every other week.
Six months ago, Life in Z-D moved to OhMyGod Life.
And now, another big change is on the horizon.
This time, the change is due to a voice that visited me in the middle of the night.
There I was, sleeping away, when I was awakened by a voice. One that said,
You need to start cartooning.
I have a history of hearing a voice in my head, telling me to do strange things.
Like rap. And go to ministerial school.
Usually I argue with the voice.
I mean, when a voice in your head tells you to do something wacky, it only makes sense to engage in a lively debate before committing.
But interestingly enough, this time I didn’t argue.
Prior to my midnight revelation, I’d been feeling restless about this blog, knowing that it needed something different.
Or maybe it needed to end.
I wasn’t sure which.
So the minute I heard the cartoon suggestion, I knew it made sense.
Indeed, it was hard to get back to sleep because I was so excited about the idea.
The next day, I drew my first cartoon, scanned it in our printer and processed it in Photoshop.
Then I went online to find out how to add color.
It took several days to figure it all out. Color schemes. Scanner modes. File processing.
There were many steep learning curves. Lots of frustration.
But in the end, I figured it out.
So that’s the new Z-D.
Will I ever use photos again?
I have no idea.
I’ll wait to see what the voice in my head comes up with next. . . .
Had any inspirations lately? Share your comments below!