Everyone can draw but me

A couple of weeks ago, I was reading so many comics that I dreamed in comics. I’ve now read every Clutch McBastard comic that I can currently get my hands on (must visit the IPRC library soon), so I’m not dreaming in comics much (though I did just finish the most recent volume of The Walking Dead and had some really disturbing dreams last night), but my interest in the medium is still thriving.

Anyway, back to that post I wrote a couple of weeks ago: In it, I mentioned how other people seemed to be so much better at drawing than I was, and as examples, I posted a couple of caricatures that people have done of me. In reply, a regular reader and a very cool person, M, mentioned that her agent had seen the post and drew a quick caricature of me, too. Because, apparently, I’m the only person on earth NOT capable of doing this!

And then M sent me the sketch:

Caricature of me, by Paul Thompson. (Thanks, Paul!)

And it is AWESOME!

Thanks, Paul Thompson and M! You are both, as we say on the street,* da bomb. 🙂

* I am one of the least “street” people you will ever meet.

Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

5 thoughts on “Everyone can draw but me

    1. I know! Isn’t it? I feel like I should just invite everyone to draw pictures of me, because I’m fascinated by how everyone’s vision is so different and yet every sketch is awesome. I sometimes think I have the least developed sense of self possible — I have no idea who I really am (must be why I’m so terrible at writing personal essays) — because I’m always surprised by how others see me. But what’s nice is that, in cartoons, anyway, I always enjoy the ways people see me. 🙂

      By the way, Xandré, have I mentioned that I really, really love your blog? Awesome stuff there!

      1. Hahaha…. well, at least you enjoy seeing how other people see you (although you are not quite sure of who you are… 😉 ) This way is more fun!!! I can’t draw at all…. but I think you’ve got an interesting idea there…. maybe you should put up the challenge!!!
        Thanks for the kind words!!! 🙂 **

  1. O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us
    To see oursels as others see us!
    It wad frae monie a blunder free us
    An’ foolish notion;
    What airs in dress an’ gait wad lea’e us,
    An’ ev’n Devotion!

    from Robert Burns’ ‘To a Louse:On Seeing One on a Lady’s Bonnet at Church’.


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