As a graphic design artist, I have to make my living from my creativity and my hard work.
I have always wanted to be a professional artist, so I am very grateful to do it for money, even though I usually draw things I have no interest in.
I don’t get to paint or sketch for most of my jobs, I have to create screen graphics for websites, or logos for business cards. Finally I landed what could be my dream job, because I am supposed to create a series of original drawings to use in ads for a local cannabis dispensary. My concept is an ongoing comic strip, using anthropomorphous cannabis buds as my characters. I feel this would be a funny and entertaining way to promote the cannabis dispensary. These days people don’t like ads, they want memes and entertainment, so using cannabis in a cartoon feels like a stroke of brilliance. The main two characters are a couple of stoner budtenders named Purple Haze and Blue Dream, who encounter a series of wacky characters at their dispensary. The manager is a big fluffy bud named OG Kush, who is stern along the lines of Squidward from the Spongebob cartoon. Every ad will be a four-panel cartoon set in a cannabis dispensary, evoking the old Sunday funny papers that used to come in the newspaper, The owner of the cannabis dispensary loves my idea, and I am working on a series of rough drafts for his approval before we kick off the ad campaign. I can’t wait for you to read it!