Once every 2.5 years

Believe it or not, I got a fax yesterday! It has actually happened twice this year, and it just baffles me that some people send faxes rather than e-mails (granted, they might be elderly people that have never used a “computer”, or have never set a foot in the “internets”). The math behind the title is this: Since I started working at my part time job five years ago, I’ve only recieved a fax from someone twice.

As I’ve mentioned briefly before, I work part time at a national newspaper. At the moment, it’s my full-time summer job, and it consists mainly of editing text and images received by way of e-mail or regular mail, and working with page layout. If someone wants to wish their kid or grandkid “Happy Birthday”, show their photographic skills in the “Snapshot of the day” category, or if someone wants to announce their marriage etc., they send their stuff to me. I also work with the regular, news-related pages. But the aforementioned job is my main focus, simply because it takes a while to organize and puzzle everything together.

Okay, I’ve bored you enough already, but I’ll give you a quick, technical explanation of my “process”. This comic was created on a smaller size of paper than usual, namely a generic A6 notepad. I drew it purely with a blue Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.4 gel pen, with no underdrawing or sketch. I actually drew most of the first panel before the fax-thing happened, kind of like a “At work” self portrait. You’ll notice also that the borders of the second and third panels are ruled (with a make shift ruler made of folded paper, mind you), while the first panel border is drawn freehand. I know there are some anatomical wierdness going on, and I noticed now that I’ve forgotten the eyebrow in the last panel. However, it doesn’t have to be perfect, right?