Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.
- Mel Brooks
Is life a tragedy, or a comedy? Which defines your life most truthfully? We all deal with tragic elements in our lives but at what point would you call your life a tragedy? If you can laugh at life's set backs, then you've got a good recipe for a comedy. Most of us would agree.
I illustrated this debate for an article by Terry Teachout for the Wall Street Journal. Comedy tips the balance. Tragedy throws a hissyfit. Fun stuff!
Got the call from art director and all-around great guy David Bamundo. Thanks, Dave!
Another juicy assignment crossed my desk last month, a series of spots for Alberta Venture magazine, the Seven Deadly Sins of business. We all walk the line, balancing our impulses of anger, pride, lust, gluttony and the rest, sometimes on a day-to-day basis (if you freelance, you will definitely relate). Getting the right mix is the key to success. I threw just about everything into the series. Thanks to Kim Larson for sending this my way.
Sometimes I get so caught up in working and playing that I forget all of the things I have worked on lately. Nice to have some quiet time, now that the kids are back in school, to sit down and put everything back together. It was an incredible summer, but I also had some really fantastic assignments. More to come.