Monday, November 14, 2011

Approval-Seeking Behavior

Simply put, the best sweetener for this morning's cuppa coffee. 
So, don’t ever let anybody tell you that you can’t fix your screw-ups, or that your ever too old or it’s too late to learn something new, try something different, take chances, or even change the past. From the perspective of a habitual self-saboteur, even if it seems it’s always been three steps forward/two steps back, well, that’s still making progress.
Now if there were only a cartoon to go along with that... 

Dedication & Acknowledgements:

"This crowning achievement is largely due to the sustained and ongoing efforts of Diane Rose Hunt, whose selfless partnership has supported my work and been a creative touchstone over the many years. I dedicate this paper to her with all my love and respect."

"Thanks are in order to Professors Mark Kneece and MichaelJantze for serving on my thesis committee, and especially to my committee chair Professor David Gildersleeve, for his longstanding patience and advice while shepherding my studies in the graduate program of Sequential Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design"

"Also a special note of gratitude for Dan Piraro, Harry Bliss and Mike Lynch for sharing their experience and perspective from within the industry, and Matt Toole for his generous hospitality in Savannah."


  1. Congrats! It's harder to go back when you're older, but I suspect you learned a lot more because of the experience you already had.

  2. Thanks! I think my first experience in higher education at a community college (SUNY Onondaga) indelibly stamped me with the realization at all the "returning students" (I seemed to be one of the younger ones in many a class) that you can ALWAYS go back and learn some more.
    Fast-forward to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, which I recall reading somewhere has a much higher than average age student body. There's an important meta-lesson there somewhere...