April 9th, 2013
by Bill Bettwy
Here is part of the interview posted today. To see the rest of it, check it out on dailyink.com!
TAKE IT FROM THE TINKERSONS is a new comic strip by Bill Bettwy. The strip launched on DailyINK last week, and the first Sunday strip was published yesterday.TAKE IT FROM THE TINKERSONS is a timely comic strip about the hopes and dreams of a modern family, who tend to learn life’s lessons the hard way—usually at their own costly expense or with varying degrees of frustration and denial.
To introduce fans to Bill and his work, we asked Bill to answer a bunch of questions while he was on deadline. Cartoonists really love when we do that to them! But, Bill is a good sport who took our heated lamp interrogation all in stride. Here’s what he had to say about his new comic, his love of cartooning, what he does for a living when he isn’t behind his drawing board, and the inspiration behind his youngest character’s name.
Q: When did you know you first wanted to be a cartoonist?
Bill: I have always wanted to be a cartoonist. No matter what I was into, I was always trying to get into the cartoon industry in some way, shape or form.
Q: Is “Take It From the Tinkersons” your first strip?
Bill: No. I have had several different strips. I posted three or four online for a while before settling into the comic which transformed into the “Tinkersons.”
Q: Do you have a favorite character that you like to draw?
Bill: Tillman or Ted. I think they have the goofiest facial features. I am also having fun with Tubby.
Q: Is there a character that most resembles you and your personality?
Bill: Hands down, Ted. I didn’t intend for Ted to resemble me, but I have been getting that a lot from my friends. (But looking at Ted’s receding hairline, maybe they aren’t actually my friends!)
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