First Published: October 24, 2008
The creative process is a harsh and cruel mistress. Occasionally, the mind just blanks out and I wonder: "What next"?
The hidden joke here is that the sketch for this strip dates back to June 21, 2007 – one day before the very first This Is Me strip went online.
Originally, This Is Me was meant as a drawing excercise to gear up for what I thought would be the work proper, a children's book featuring cuddly sheep (how original).
As a result, I have three years worth of sketchbooks filled with sheep drawings. I actually toyed with the idea of introducing talking sheep into the strip before reluctantly coming to my senses.