Back in 2002, I wrote a story to pitch as a children's book. My idea was about a deer, named Simon Buckman, who goes against the herd to follow his dream of being a professional stand-up comedian. This image was part of the pitch to publishers.
very clever and i love the drawing in that piece. but i agree... not the most marketable idea.
I like the idea. I did a gag not so long ago with a similar theme... With cows though. It wasn't terribly popular, but to me it was REALLY funny. The audience in the toon is pretty deadpan. I guess I could empathize, that's probably why it's one of my personal favorites. This idea, along with the rest of my ideas, may not make me rich or famous. If that's what I was going for I would have chosen a different path. Don't get me wrong, those things would be great, but my ultimate motivation is the love of doing it. If your strip is funny, go for it! there are a ton of ideas that are not 'marketable' at first glance.
Shoe: A Bird That's a News Reporter
Bloom County: Characters at a boarding house
BC: Caveman interactions
ETC... anyway I think some of the funniest stuff comes from non-conventional ideas like say a deer that happens to be a stand-up comedian.
Oh and if you want to check out the cow cartoon I referred to here: http://jasonsdrawingboard.blogspot.com/2011/01/to-err-is-bovine-46.html
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