Say­ing good­bye to comic

Serve Daily - - EMPOWERING LIBERTY - By Tris­tan Davis

I have been do­ing my comic strip “Jed & Kirby” for Serve Daily for about three and a half years. It has been a won­der­ful jour­ney, but I am now ready to move on to some­thing else. I came up with “Jed & Kirby” back in 2010. Of course, it was a lot dif­fer­ent then and it evolved through time. But more re­cently, the fun of draw­ing “Jed & Kirby” hon­estly started to dwin­dle. I have evolved through time as well. Art is, of course, still my pas­sion, and I know that “Jed & Kirby” was the spark of that pas­sion. In Fe­bru­ary this year, I thought I would splurge on a dig­i­tal draw­ing tablet. That was a great de­ci­sion! I be­gan teach­ing my­self how to draw dig­i­tally. Once I was ready, I started sell­ing my art on an on­line gam­ing-themed fo­rum. Peo­ple from all over the world com­mis­sion me to draw for them, and I have been able to make a good amount of ex­tra cash. That’s what I’ve been do­ing for the last few months, if you’ve no­ticed the ab­sence of my comic dur­ing that time. I also have a YouTube chan­nel where I cre­ate funny gam­ing and art-re­lated videos. YouTube has be­come another pas­sion of mine. I love en­ter­tain­ing peo­ple, mak­ing them laugh and feel good. Of course, life al­ways brings tri­als. My dad passed away in July after a hard re­cov­ery process from leukemia, and it was a hard time. There were, and are still, many emo­tions float­ing around my fam­ily, but my in­ter­est in art has never ceased ever since it be­gan with the first “J & K” comic strip. My dad was an artist as well, and he was a big in­flu­ence. He gave me tips and ad­vice, and he and I shared the same mas­sive imag­i­na­tion. I was re­luc­tant to end the comic, but I knew it must hap­pen. So I am of­fi­cially say­ing good­bye! There will al­ways be a spe­cial place in my heart for “J & K.” I hope a suc­cess­ful ca­reer in the field of the arts awaits me in the fu­ture, and if it does, or should I say when it does, I will al­ways re­mem­ber the time in my life that started it all.

If you would like to leave me a com­ment, I would love to hear it! You can email me at kir­by­dogs.con­tact@gmail. com. My re­cent dig­i­tal art­work can be found on­line at: kir­by­dogs.tum­blr.com. And if you are in­ter­ested in see­ing some of my gam­ing and art YouTube videos, my chan­nel is youtube.com/Kir­by­Dogs.

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