I’m just wondering if a cartoon or cartoons about woodworking can be considered a form of woodworking? Does a person have to make three dimensional objects in wood to be considered a woodworker ? If this is the main criterion, then what about someone who specializes in marquetry? Is not a pencil a wooden tool? Is not paper a wood product? Can a cartoonist about golfing, for instance, be a lousy golfer, but still be considered a golfer? Is it not perhaps even beneficial for that cartoonist to be a lousy golfer in order to express his unique self as a golfer? What if a person is mentally or physically challenged as a woodworker, and is only able to do woodworking in his own mind? Is success as a woodworker what makes one a woodworker? Or is it about the journey, the enthusiasm, the planning, the piecing together of of woodworking concepts and ideas, and even the mistakes made along the way? I feel some kind of weird pressure to be a successful woodworker before having the gall to share my cartoons with people. But really I think I already am a successful woodworker just based on my cartoons about woodworking. They all take a knowledge of the tools and techniques of woodworking. They often make unique statements about the life of woodworking, its characters and players. It requires a lot of discipline and planning and experimentation to hone in on a given woodworking topic and fit different situations with different characters and props and over arching themes or current trends or foolishly held sacred cows. I am also a little confused about this requirement to post at least 5 postings before I can send a message to someone on lumberjocks. I have shared a link to you of my over 100 postings of my woodworking cartoons , can’t you consider that in lieu of your 5 posting requirement? I’d really like to start sending messages to some fellow woodworkers. Can you please help me ? I’m very new to blogging or navigating websites like this? Plus I’m very shy, many cartoonists are very shy. Embrace the shy.
-- Liggy, at woodlaughs.com