Hello Comixtalk readers, my name is Adrian Ramos, author of something called Count Your Sheep, and Iâ€™ll be your host this week, thanks to the kind invitation by Xavier. Being here is somewhat of an anomaly for me, as Iâ€™m not the most actively involved webcartoonist in the world, but like most artists, I have an inflated sense of self importance and I couldnâ€™t resist the invitation to blog.
Having no idea how to be a blogger doesnâ€™t mean I shouldnâ€™t try. It was the same thing with my comic. Hereâ€™s a little intro: one day, I came up with a comic about a single mother, her daughter and their imaginary friend, set somewhere in the northeastern United States. And there I was, a not yet married guy from somewhere in Mexico City with nothing but male nephews, daring to create characters from a different culture and in a different language.
So today itâ€™s the same thing: I have no idea about the state of webcomics today, who is popular, who is not, the feuds, the collectives, the technologies and the information revolution ( Iâ€™m having trouble logging in to post this, actually.) I havenâ€™t gone for drinks with other creators, gone to conventions, start my own, and Iâ€™m still waiting for some reader to ask me to be godfather to his or her upcoming baby.
In short, I donâ€™t belong here, and yet here I am. Because Iâ€™m the old curmodgeon who has the mic, and you kids are not going to get off my lawn until Iâ€™m done with you.