I just wanted to let you guys know that the latest issue of the Best Comebacks was completely wrong from my part. You should never use other people’s physical appearance to make your point. Comebacks are about turning the bully’s nasty comment in your favour, not turning the person down yourself. If you do that, you’ll automatically turn into a bully and that’s not what you want. The purpose of my cartoons was to help the people that felt lost when they got verbally harassed, and the funny responses would make them stand up for themselves. However, this latest cartoon said the complete opposite; it gave out the message that hurting the other person was the right thing to do, but it’s not. That’s why I took it down. I feel truly sorry for any of you who felt offended by my comic.
This summer, I’ve been attending a two-week course at Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft and Wizardry… Just kidding. I’ve been taking lessons at Parson’s The New School for Design, which is equally as wonderful. Actually, they’re quite similar. It’s a place where magic is possible. A place filled with learning, amazing experiences, interesting professors (no Dumbledore I’m afraid) and students with such incredible talent, it might be considered witchcraft. Situated in one of the most gorgeous sections of New York City, Parson’s has over 10 buildings that differ depending on the class you take. The teachings range from architectural sketching, to professional fashion design. I’m enrolled in the Illustration class. The thing I love about this class is that I get to experiment with different media that I would normally not use. My preferred drawing tools are the good ol’ pen and pencil. But these past few weeks, I’ve made artwork with black ink, paint, even cutout pieces of paper. I was never confident enough to try new things, and this is exactly what this course has done; opened up new windows of skill and opportunity that I will use for the rest of my life. I have also learned a ton from all of the Van Goghs and Picassos in my class. My drawing, especially realistic sketching, has improved majorly just by adding tiny little details that not everyone notices. This overall happening has been fantastic not just because my drawings have ameliorated, but because I got to be a part of a huge community that make up this impressive institute, the home of hundreds of illustrators and animators. If you haven’t yet, I recommend you to check out Parson’s. It’s definitely worth it.
If you could have one super power, what would it be?
This is exactly how I think of my week