I'm really excited to be interviewed by Daily Cartoonist editor Alan Gardner about my syndication contract with Tribune Content Agency. Here are just a few of the interview questions.
You can read the whole interview here. Thanks Alan!
AG: Tell me about Half Full? Where does the title “Half Full” come from?
MS: Half Full refers to the old adage of seeing a glass as half full. I chose the name because I am an eternal optimist. At the same time, I often highlight life’s ironies and frustrations in the comic so the title ends up being very tongue-in-cheek.
AG: There are a lot of single panel comics out there. How would you differentiate yours from others?
MS: I think all of the single panel comics are very different because of our unique voices, interests and points of view. So many of the Half Full comics come from my personal observations and experiences. I tend to gravitate toward animals, insects, pop culture, social media and technology. I try to avoid mean-spirited humor.
AG: Your work has been published in a variety of markets such as magazines, greeting cards, e-books, online, what other markets would you like to see your work in? Similar question – what other projects are you working on?
MS: I’m really looking forward to seeing book collections of “Half Full” comics and I am working with two excellent literary agents to help market my children’s books to publishers. I’m also trying to persuade our puppy to get along with our two cats but it looks like that project will be ongoing. If nothing else, the process will definitely result in some good material.