If Beethoven had Facebook
I did the balloon in German because that is what Beethoven spoke. If you can’t guess, it says: “Good bye, cruel world. No one likes my symphony.” I hate how Facebook is kind of a sewer, and that anything truly novel or fine you put out there gets ignored, whereas the most banal of updates generates a massive response. If young Beethoven had relied on Facebook for validation, we might have had only one symphony from him. I hope the hand with the gun in this cartoon is better than the last one. I’ve been working on hands all week. I did all the shadows on this cartoon digitally, instead of tweaking up manga pen shadows from the analog original. I didn’t even use the mouse, I used the trackpad. Ouch. That would cramp up your hand if you were doing a really detailed piece. My itch to try a Wacom grows stronger.