my dream job

My ultimate dream job is to be self-employed. I’d love to get up in the morning, go to a studio space in my house, and draw comics and illustrations all day. Ideally I’d love to make the majority of my income from my comic, but I know that’s a long shot. Basically, I hope that I get to tell stories that people love and maybe make some money while I’m at it.

what I stand for:

I stand for smiling. That may seem frivolous, but to me it’s what keeps us going. One of my favorite things about my boyfriend is that he can always make me laugh even when I don’t want to. It’s a skill that I desperately need around me considering my stress levels. I want to have that ability too; I want to make people laugh, smile, and feel better, even if it’s just temporary. I want to tell stories that people can relate to. I want to draw things that are so dang cute people have to smile when they see it. 

This week I chose Maria Fabrizio for an online portfolio that I like. It’s clean, simple, and shows off her work in an effective way. My favorite thing about her work is the fact that she maintains an active blog called “wordless news” in which she illustrates one headline per day. NPR has even picked up some of her illustrations to use one their website. It’s a great example of how self-authored work can really take off.