Get what you need.

fortune-cookie-youre-fired-messageSo… I’ve been entertaining this plan for a little while now. The plan went like this – hold onto my job until things were looking a little more financially stable, and then take a tentative step into the life of a cartoonist by going part-time, maybe. Baby steps. Work up to doing this thing full time, and see how it goes. Always, always, have a safety net there in case things get rough.

Looks like that plan’s out the window. But you know what? I’m not broken up about it. Hell, how long have I been complaining about not having enough time to dedicate to the good things in life – like friends, and walks in the sunshine, and making more comics. It’s scary, yeah, but we’ll see how this thing goes.

It’s like a wise man once said: You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need.

Besides, how many times in your life do you get to make an exit like that?

News: Posted June 5th, 2009 by Alina

^ 18 Comments to “Get what you need.”

  1. Bard Says:


    Sorry to hear about the job thing. Hope things turn out alright, no matter which way you decide to go with things.

    But yeah…a great exit is not to be snorted at.

    If you haven’t already seen this, here’s one of another stylish job exit.

    Posted June 5th, 2009 at 1:29 am
  2. Al An dea'Bibliomaniac Says:

    Awww CRUD!

    Sorry to hear that; so far the company I work for, in Scotland, has managed to avoid taking that action.

    Posted June 5th, 2009 at 1:45 am
  3. Rob Says:

    Yeah, the Rolling Stones!!
    I bet you won´t go into a jobinterview singing the opening to Sympathy for the Devil though :p

    Posted June 5th, 2009 at 1:48 am
  4. soilent Says:

    Heh. I was sick the last two Weeks when they fired me two Months ago.

    Posted June 5th, 2009 at 5:03 am
  5. Tizrak Says:

    Ouch! Good luck with life as a professional cartoonist. If it helps any, I think you have what it takes, but getting there is always a bit … bumpy.

    Posted June 5th, 2009 at 7:11 am
  6. QuiteLight Says:

    Glorious exit. I used to get laid off a lot (graphic design is a wicked industry!), and finally on my last layoff, I got to show up on my last day in a chic little dress & heels (unheard of), fresh from the new job interview I NAILED. SO much better than slithering out with my tail between my legs.

    You’ve got the talent, go for it!

    Posted June 5th, 2009 at 8:29 am
  7. Strigoi Says:

    Good luck with the comic being your full time job. I am positive you’ll do great. I just want to say that you always hear its important to make a good entrance, I have always believed its better to make a great exit.

    Posted June 5th, 2009 at 10:58 am
  8. S-Clark Says:

    I know how you feel. I finally landed a decent local job, and then was told that I wasn’t experienced as my boss had thought (i.e. she didn’t want to take the two weeks to train me). I pulled a funny-man and laughed it off, telling her it was okay (honestly I’m still pissed, but at least she promised to give me a good reference).
    So, yeah, my time is also free, and if it wasn’t for the importance of the wedding I’d probably be drawing more too.
    Hope things work out for you, you crazy-canadian-gamer-gal you.
    S-Clark (Maine)

    Posted June 5th, 2009 at 11:35 am
  9. clueless Says:

    meh, their loss 🙂 our gain?
    7 days a week comic schedule maybe? okay 5 days a week
    don’t look at me like that, i’m just an optimistic wageslave 🙂 and i really believe that you’ll be okay.
    proof? i’m writing this from the other side of the planet. there is an entire ocean AND a sea between me and canada.

    Posted June 5th, 2009 at 11:41 am
  10. auntie char Says:

    Hi Babe, sorry to hear about your news, but i’m glad you handled it well. There are a lot of new opportunities waiting for you out there, take some time and go get them. i know you will be successful in whatever you decide to do!!!

    Posted June 5th, 2009 at 7:59 pm
  11. Mom Says:

    You got style babe, you got style! Just stopping in to say be strong, get creative, and never ever clean the kitchen or bathroom when you are procrastinating…it just starts a terrible downward spiral! Anyway – LOVED Hooker boots! way to go!

    Posted June 5th, 2009 at 9:38 pm
  12. Mom Says:

    Hey cool – can you make me an avatar?

    Posted June 5th, 2009 at 9:38 pm
  13. Jon "Shinigami" Says:

    Nice one. I think you can manage this, you’ve got a great comic and the potential to make it shine. Good luck, I’ll be sitting here at my computer rooting for you!

    Posted June 5th, 2009 at 11:54 pm
  14. Ephraim Says:

    of all the philosophers, Jagger is my favourite

    Posted June 6th, 2009 at 9:29 pm
  15. clairehuc Says:

    The phrase is removed

    Posted June 7th, 2009 at 12:42 am
  16. Peter Says:

    I wish you the best of luck.

    Posted June 7th, 2009 at 5:38 am
  17. Graham Says:

    I know how much this can suck, but to be honest, if the work I have seen on weregeek is anything to go by, you will not have any problems at all!
    Good luck and watching this space!

    Posted June 7th, 2009 at 3:20 pm
  18. I got started running my game store full time the same way. Well, without the rock star exit…. I was literally walked to the door. Rather annoyed me actually.

    Best of luck!

    Posted June 18th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

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