Kenton, what is the best thing about doing art for you?
The best thing about doing art is that I get to communicate something that I can’t in any other way, whether it’s a thought or a feeling. Scott McCloud said “All media of communication are a by-product of our sad inability to communicate directly from mind to mind.” Any language (spoken/written words, math, dance, visual art) has its own limitations and unique avenues for expression, but I find the most satisfaction in using visual art. A lot of the things I try to get across in my images are vague ideas or moods that don’t make sense if I try to communicate them differently. So I think a lot of that gratification comes from releasing internal information that would be bottled up otherwise.
My dear followers, this is an announcement of sorts. I haven’t been posting much recently, and I’m going to blame part of that on being sick recently. I’m also taking a hiatus from Super List Saturday to focus on some comic projects and other work. But I’ll still be running the SLS blog and welcoming contributions as always. Anyway, I’ve still been making art, and I just need to get on it and post it.