cartoon blog day 38: you didn’t expect that 2/2

(Please read the part1 of this post from the day before to get some context)

If we all come from a single point of origin, I can hardly believe the argument “We are all the same” but I can stand behind “We are all connected”.

First of all, think physically, you are not in a bubble even if you are not surrounded by people all the time. Think about the device you are reading this blog on. Can you imagine how many people were involved to get this product in your hands? 

OK let’s leave the physical for the moment, you actions are determined by your programming from people you have encountered which in turn will influence the way people people see you, creating a cycle. Figure out if this cycle is what you want in life, you can always break it. 

When people say “CHANGE THE WORLD”, as monumental as it may seem, they actually mean : “Change the perception others have of you”. Become the change you want to see in the world and I am not the first person to say this. If you want to become a writer, just start writing and start sharing. 

Bonne journée.


Cartoon blog day 17: Skin whitening

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OK let’s get past the obvious : “It’s what’s on the inside that counts”. As true as it is, you can’t put a myriad of reasons in one sentence.

Let’s start at the beginning, all questions lead to one question: What’s important?

I have already mentioned in one of my previous posts that the meaning of life is LIFE itself, life is the process you have to fall in love with.

You need life to continue your search for meaning. As long as there is life there is HOPE.

For you to be alive, you need health.

So if you are a person who uses skin whitening products or if you know any person using such products, stop for a moment and ask yourself if this is healthy.

You might say, but if it’s not healthy why do all these companies sell them. They also sell guns and cigarettes remember? Do you think companies care about your health? I mean more people die nowadays not because of famine but because they eat too much.

European people tan: Why is tanning different from skin whitening?

First tanning is temporary but whitening is permanent. Skin whitening is altering your natural pigmentation to leave you more defenseless against UV.

Your dark skin is not a biological defect it’s part of a long line of evolution.

People might say: “Oh relax Boris that comes from a long history in different cultures from seeing rich people with lighter skin because they never worked outside compared to the peasants who work under the sun.”

Well fat people were also considered well fed, so what do people want to be fit and healthy?

If you ask me, my skin represents not only who I am and how people see me, but who my ancestors were. OK forget the ancestors it’s a gift from my parents and I love it just like I love them.

You don’t need a whiter skin, you need a healthy one.

Cartoon blog day4: Fall in LOVE with LIFE

There is too much cynicism and making fun of everything to the point one can get confused about what’s important so it’s time I got cheesy on your ass:

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Not once but twice i was asked to draw something for a freelance job and didn’t get paid. I was furious at first but then i came across an interview where Neil Gaiman (one of my favorite people in the planet) told a story about when he was starting as a writer, and he made a very simple argument for doing what you love.

I don’t remember the story but the lesson I got from that is if you decide to make a living doing what you love, something you enjoy, if you get paid you have the enjoyable experience of creating the work and as a bonus some cash. If you feel like doing something just for the money, if you don’t get the money, you have nothing.

Which brings me to today’s cartoon as cheesy as it is, as an Artist I am learning more and more to fall in love with the process and as a guy who is vaguely interested in spirituality, mindfulness, buddhism, I see the pointlessness of depending purely on results after results. Of course if you work for a company you are expected to pull in results but in ART it’s all about the way you felt when you create and if you are honest the person enjoying your art will feel it as well.