If you’ve been on Facebook for any length of time and/or have more than a few FB friends, you’ve likely seen statuses like the one in this strip. At first it wasn’t so bad, but I started seeing several of them a day, posted by multiple people.
On their own, some of them aren’t so bad. But then they start getting preachy and passive-aggressive, like one that suggests you weren’t raised right if you didn’t re-post it as your status. They vary, but the general insinuation is if you don’t re-status, well, you’re just a bad person.
“Set this as your status if you have a [insert relative] in heaven…”
“Re-post this if you love your kids…”
“Make this your status if you think mean people suck…”
It goes on and on. What’s weird is I’ve never seen anyone actually use the same status as anyone else. So I wonder if anyone is ever re-posting at all. But then again, the original posts are being written by someone.
Either way, I hit the “unfriend” link several times this week.
About the Art
Obviously still playing with character designs. Came to the sad conclusion that only a select few cartoonists can pull off the single oval for eyes (Bill Watterson, Dave Kellett), so I’m playing with options. Better, but still has issues.
The thing that’s been hardest about drawing these on paper is that it’s infinitely harder to deal with mistakes than on the computer. Things get out of proportion easily and you can’t just scale them. Sure, I could do a lot of post-production after it’s scanned, but that defeats the purpose. What you see is what I drew, for better or worse.