“Too many people spend their lives climbing the ladder only to realize when they reach the top

that they climbed the wrong ladder.”      – Simon Sinek

 

After a lot of soul searching and deliberation, I’ve decided to make some big changes in my life.  I’ve reached the point where I feel I must make the choice between being a teacher/administrator, or a an artist/creator.

And when put in those terms, it’s really no choice at all.

So I’ve decided to leave the Kubert School to focus full-time on being a creator.

Don’t get me wrong. I can’t begin to tell you what an incredibly difficult decision this was to make.  As those that know me will attest, I have an absolute PASSION for teaching.  It’s part of my DNA.  I can’t NOT do it.

But I don’t want to be the world’s best administrator.  I want to be the world’s best cartoonist.

I’ve spent 13 years attending or working for The Kubert School.  It’s a huge chapter of my life.  And it will continue to be.  I’ll still be involved with the school here and there, consulting and helping out.  Definitely gonna miss everyone at the school, they’ve become my family away from home. Great people, one and all.  And my sincere apologies to all the students coming back in the fall that were looking forward to my class.  I really do feel guilty that I won’t be there for you next year, but I’m always available if you need help.

Part of focusing on creating involves me leaving New Jersey to move back home to Illinois (someplace more affordable) so the last couple weeks have been pretty hectic.  Once I’m settled in, I’ll start posting a lot more art and progress on how The Happy Samurais is coming along.

So the bad news is I won’t be teaching or helping develop the Kubert School’s program anymore.

But the good news is, you’ll get to see a lot more comics from me!

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