Sunday, October 9, 2011

Apple A Day

Artist's Note - By pure coincidence I drew this the day before Steve Jobs died when I was waiting for my connecting flight to visit my friends. I had about an hour and a half to kill and I figured I'd draw a comic and that I'd scan it when I got to my destination. Then Steve Jobs passed away the next day, when I had planned on posting the comic, and I figured it would be terrible timing to post a comic containing an obvious Apple product (implied anyways..heavily). The reason being is that I admire Mr. Jobs greatly, have been an Apple/Mac user since I could sit up on my own, and I didn't want it to turn into a platform to be sad instead of enjoying the comic(even though a lot of us are, I am as well) or hate on Mr. Jobs or Apple (I won't stand for it, that's just rude). These just happen to be the computers/technology I use, so take the joke and apply it to your OS of choice, cuz really, it could apply to ANYTHING.


Comic Description - Contrary to popular belief, the life of a freelance artist is a hard one. I have a very difficult time affording life's basics much less replacing necessary technology that I use for work. This takes a LOT of planning on my part and a techno-emergency can put a major dent in my wallet that will last for months if not more than a year. 

I do not enjoy talking "latest and greatest" products with people because 9 times out of 10 it turns into a pissing contest where whatever technology I am using (and happy with, and planning on using for a great while) is out of date (let's face it, it happens within 6 months of any purchase, it's the nature of the beast) and I get mocked or chided because I didn't upgrade. I don't feel the need to toss a perfectly good computer every 6 months just because the technology has upgraded since my date of purchase. That is expensive and unnecessary for my purposes, and it is my choice. People can do what they want with their disposable income, and congrats to them for having it to begin with, I hope to have some myself someday, but mocking those who don't is really tacky. These are often people who have never had hardship, or have a hard time empathizing with the financial situations of others. Either way, it's not an enjoyable conversation, and I wish it didn't happen as often as it does.

That said, I'm still enjoying my MacBook Pro I got last year. I'm still paying my dad back for it, but it's proven to be a good investment. Maybe in a few years I'll find it necessary to replace it with "the latest and greatest", which will of course only last for half a year, and so on, and so forth.

RIP Steve Jobs - 1956-2011

1 comment:

  1. Nevermind on plus side you are legally allowed to kill anyone with a bluetooth earset.