You Don’t Have To Keep Doing Things The Same Way


Thursday, 9.36pm

Sheffield, U.K.

The child in me wanted to try out new things and do something different. – Krystle D’Souza

Children can be brutal.

The small people who live in the house with me tolerate my drawing and writing with some bemusement, sometimes with interest.

A while back the smallest one asked me how many words I’d written, and whether it was more than a thousand. So I said it was a little more than that, in the hundreds of thousands and paged through the words and showed how long it took to get from start to finish.

And the small person was impressed and then asked about the drawings, and said let’s see how much better you are and so I showed one from a few years ago and one from a more recent time and the small person said, “Not much…”

So this year I think I’m going to take it easier on the words and think more about images and stories which will make these posts shorter but probably increase the amount of time I spend working on stuff.

I’m going to use Lynda Barry’s books as a base to work from, with the exercises she has to develop your skills at noticing things and along the way I’ll document what I’m trying and learning and links to those resources.

Hopefully, at the end of the year, when the small person has a look I’ll get a better reaction…

The image above, by the way, is for anyone who has experienced an annual budget process.


Karthik Suresh

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