Medical News Online (MNN) — When it comes back to making a strawberry cartoon, is it better to call it a “good”, “bad”, or “mediocre” cartoon?
While some cartoonists are calling the strawberry cartoon a “mediocrity”, others are saying the cartoon is “good”.
“I am not one of those people who think it is better to have good cartoons,” says cartoonist Jody Schmoll.
“But I think we are all in this for the same thing.
I think it would be great if more people could enjoy our work.”
In the case of Schmolls, who has been drawing the cartoon since 2007, the answer is yes.
“My goal is to keep drawing as much as possible,” Schmols said.
“I think I have a pretty good track record of what my audience wants.
I have not had any setbacks, and I have been able to keep my work pretty good.
I am not a perfectionist.
I don’t care if it looks awful, or has bad shading, or looks too old or too new.”
It’s not all good news for Schmoles.
“The downside of having bad drawings is that I get a lot of hate mail,” he said.
But Schmoli’s work is so popular that people keep calling him out on his bad drawings.
“I think it’s really important to keep your work up to snuff and keep it up to date,” Schmol said.
“There is a reason people call you out on bad drawings, so if people see your work, they can see you are trying.”
Schmols believes it is a positive thing for cartoonists to get to a point where they have their own “good cartoon”, rather than just having a “bad one”.
“The more people who see your stuff, the more people are going to know about it,” Schmelts said.
For now, Schmol has a simple goal: keep drawing, and keep drawing.