Other People Exist

and are not just sense data

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Studies show that even when they are not there, other people exist, with thoughts, feelings, and desires just like you



I need to begin work on issue #30 of OPE zine, but I have not yet done so. I did get an idea for a cartoon called The Football Party. It's a cartoon that will "write itself," though it will need me to physically move the pen.

Issue #30 has been delayed in part because I'm preparing some cartoons for submission to a comics publication of note. This has put me on the computer much more than usual, which is the exact opposite of my goal in life. Much of the work of OPE takes place offline, disengaged from the collective, where I must generate my own thoughts using my mind. But the computer causes my brain to reorganize in undesirable ways.

I admit that I believe that being published will lead to bigger things, e.g., author readings, invitations to panel discussions on the state of sequential art, a critical examination of my work, groupies, etc. One reason I press on is that I envision a future for myself much better than one I could ever possibly have.

Update updated: I mailed my submission packet on Friday, April 22, at approximately 3:40 PM.