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January 17, 2013


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I wish satire/sarcasm wasn't so easily missed on the internet. It's really discouraging to create something that obviously is meant to be taken as a joke, only to see hundreds of people respond to it like it's "serious business."
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Early-Birdie Apr 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
if the audience isn't getting your joke you aren't fucking doing it right. If you base your ENTIRE artistic career upon making humorous "comics" you better be damned good at it. You... you really aren't. Using the internet to share humor is NOT hard stuff.
(btw: little kids on a website are not a good indicator of how well you are doing in a professional art setting. Do ANY adults or other artists like or respect your work? I would be honestly surprised if any respectable artist gave you the time of day at all).

I would be sorry for being so rude, but honestly, your work pisses me off. You kinda piss me off. The reason you piss so many people off is because you act like you are an artist, tell people your an artist, but... you're not. You draw. Not very well, I might add. You aren't "saying" anything with your work. You aren't doing it for your love of it, and it shows man. Your art is totally lifeless. That's why it sucks. That's why people don't get your awkward, half-formed jokes. If you don't have a good idea and a hell of a lot of passion for creating it, your idea is NOT going to be understood.
Come on, you're a grown man. You should understand this stuff... Didn't you go to art school?? You really should move on and do something professional. This would be cool and whatever if you were like... 16, but you're not. You're an adult and you should really be putting WAY more into your work if you want to be taken seriously.
DiddyJakal Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know the feel, especially considering where I live.
Livingpixel Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's the problem with written words, they don't carry the context.

"I really enjoy seeing you on the front page all the time."
"I really enjoy seeing you on the front page all the time." (/sarcasm)

That's the issue.

FYI, I DO enjoy seeing you on the front page, that's why I follow you in the first place.

Keep the art comming!
I had a feeling this was the case. I mean, given your history with haters, it made more sense. Not to say that there is no validity to the idea that you are truly grateful to your real fans. I just... sensed the reverse psychology, somehow.
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MeddlerInc Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The main problem with internet sarcasm is that most of the people that it's directed to are so idiotic in thinking that it goes waaay over their head.

I did giggle a bit over the previous journal. You got the thing spot on in my opinion.
NickFrizzo Jan 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
I don't like you Andrew Dobson. I've never liked you, nor am i a fan of your work. If someone were to accuse me of being envious of you, that is because I am. I envy the amount of people who comment on your schlock, whether it be these journals or an upload. It annoys me to no end that we HAVE to understand your point of view of EVERYTHING. Don't get me wrong if you want to be an asshole you can, I'm not here to give you an attitude adjustment. But you need to seriously think of your position as a somewhat popular artist. You don't have a voice at all, an artist needs a voice and your art doesn't come from the heart, thats why a picture of yours like this [link] while it is good, is no where near as catching and refreshing as this [link] .
And you know what? I'm ok with that.
NickFrizzo Jan 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
No. You are okay with it now, in this instance of your life, 5 years from now you'll want more i guarantee it. You know so little of what it means to be an artist. You play it safe and stick to what you know, when there are infinite possibilities of where you can take your art. Stop making these drab comics, you belong more in the animation field anyway.
I think I know what I like better than you. If you want to push yourself and keep switching things up and trying new things, by all means be my guest. But don't impose your ideology on me as if it's some sort of unspoken law everyone must follow. There's an infinite range of talent, style, and skill out there and not everyone is capable of exploring all of them. Sometimes sticking to what you know and refining your tastes works as well.

And it's interesting you bring up animation, because you do realize that most animators don't have a voice of their own anyway. They're skilled specifically in mimicking someone else's style and are usually required for YEARS to remain constant and consistent within that style. It's the very nature of the business, trying to maintain a constant artistic style over one body of work, which according to your ideology is a bad thing.

When I say "I'm happy where I am" that does not mean I completely reject improvement or growth. But it does acknowledge that the only way I'm going to achieve that is to do it my way and not be bossed around by someone I've never met on the internet just because they say so. I'll improve as I can, and I will grow at my own pace, and if you don't like that tough shit.
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