Speaking of Rodericks, while looking for John I found this amazing resource site for the lectures of Rick Roderick with transcriptions and videos. I listened to his recordings by The Teaching Company some years ago and found they were great. You'd...Read More
And all this stuff about my own anxiety about my life just went away. 'Cause I didn't give a shit. I instantly knew that I'm gonna get old and die and I wasn't afraid anymore because it's about her now. It's about giving her a chance to be happy and have her own confidence and her own life. That's what it became about.
It also taught me to be a man, because you have to… you can't fuck around when you have kids. You can't afford to go into a depression. You can't afford to go eat yourself into a stupor and lay on the floor. You can't do it. The kid needs to be taken care of and the kid needs to be supported. I suddenly had a reason to raise… to earn money that was real.
I can't agree more with the feeling. The whole episode is great, specially the second hour.
Back in March 2003 I left my job as an in-house software engineer for a magazine publishing company to follow my dream of being an illustrator and comic artist. More than 11 years later, in what seems to me more than a lifetime now, I can confidently say that I've become a professional illustrator and comic artist. Hooray!