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Post #500!

 

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This is post #500! Without your support and ever-positive comments would I have had the (choose your own descriptive term, possibly involving parts of the male anatomy) to carry on. Probably not. At times, it felt like drawing or typing into a void.

Many years back I had a brain injury (cerebral event sounds almost festive!) that sidelined me to such an extent that I was afraid that I might not ever write, let alone draw again. I won’t bore you with the details. Suffice to say that 99% of people would do the same as me and just get on with it. Nothing heroic about it, though it is tempting to calibrate the narrative and make myself look like Gandhi 2.0. (I visit the gym much more than he did)

As you can see, I have become quite prolific, through the sheer and unsexy power of just doing it on a daily basis. (Making up for lost time) It is a faucet that has become stuck, and a hammer is out of reach to knock the valve closed. I like to think that the quality has gone up a tad, but that is truly a subjective realm. From my point of view, I find it easier and easier to extract the funny from the dross. (thanks a lot, smart phone voice recorder app) If it makes me laugh, that is often a criteria for rendering or writing about.

I have long desired syndication (aim high) and not just now and then submissions to zines etc. I have had to calibrate and course correct to keep that possibility alive. This may end up being a (garbage) receptacle for my work that my kids can fawn over then post on future Frigidaires. I am not unhappy at this prospect – other than my live and complaining head in a jar, I can think of no more meaningful legacy.

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I am a Sansei, with two teens, and a hamster. This blog is a repository for ideas and observations, expressed in cartoon form, by and large. A bit of a journal too. Feel free to follow me on INSTAGRAM @ WILTOONS, (the Twitter for people who like to go out) where I post a journal comic. Thanks for dropping by! The pic is of me and my boy Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits. (not really a fan but he wanted his pic with me) © Wilton Sugiyama and Wiltoons, 2009 to 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Wilton Sugiyama and Wiltoons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. So there.

10 thoughts on “Post #500!

  1. Well done Wilt, 500 seems a big number. About half as good as 1000 if I remember right but a darn sight bigger than 249. More than twice as many I reckon.
    As you know, I share a similar survivor story. It seems to ‘get’ the absurd you should have already laughed at even the most final thing possible and know how much you should enjoy and point at life’s full and weird wonderments in your second chance.
    I’ll let you get on with 501.

    1. You are welcome. As I’ve mentioned, it is a faucet that I cannot shut off. You might want to invest in a flotation device.

  2. Your comics kill me. I was just telling my husband that you should be in the newspaper. You have an amazing talent. Keep it up. You literally make me laugh out loud, often while I am sitting in a waiting room full of people at a doctor’s office. Congratulations on #500 Wilt!

    1. Very nice of you to say, Anne. I hope some editor will see it your way! love what I do, though, so I hope that doing it on spec won’t make it more of a drudgery. And my mission is to make you and others laugh in inappropriate settings. :-)

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