Hey everyone! :-)
I wanted to write a quick clarification for many of my newer readers who’ve started following me over the past few months, since from time to time there seems to be some confusion about my site and how the work is created, and WHO creates it. Since like any other artist I am an ego-driven monster, I wanted to make things as clear as possible!
EVERYTHING you see on my site, and everything I post and that you see on your dashboard, is created by me (David Michael Chandler), and me alone. I write and draw everything.
(EDIT: This shouldn’t be taken as anything remotely negative towards the many talented people I’ve drawn in these stories; tons of them are very talented artists and writers whose work is better than mine and more than worthy of being shown on my site, it’s just that my site is only meant to be my own 100% original content, that’s alllll)
There seems to be, every once in a while, some confusion over who writes the stories/poems and where the ideas come from, especially when a Daily Doodle is “starring” someone and linking them from within the story— even if a post is starring someone, it still is written entirely by me and the idea is created by me.
This clarification might seem kinda silly, but it’s really important to me that it’s known that everything I post on my site is 100% created by me… it’s kinda the entire point of The Daily Doodles! It’s meant to be a place I can do my creative work and control every last bit of it, so naturally that means I don’t post other’s writing, I don’t use their ideas, and I don’t do true collabs.
Absolutely everything is done by me, the illustrations are done by hand and coloured with Crayola coloured pencils, and if ya don’t like a story it’s not the fault of the person the story is starring… they’re simply taking part in my “Star in Your Very Own Daily Doodle" thingy! :-)
(Click that link to read more about it if you’re interested in being drawn in one of my stories as well)
To me, my site becomes kinda pointless and no fun if I ain’t controlling every last bit of it, for better or worse. There’s tons of illustrators who accept submissions/ideas, and tons who do very nice drawings of other people’s creations (and they do it amazingly well), but my thingy here is to do my best to make everything up on my own.
Sorry for the lengthy message! It just has been coming up more often as the site keeps growing, and I am a credit hog :-)
The short version since I know people hate to read: Everything on my site is written and drawn by me alone. Simple!
I hope everyone is doing well tonight! Even if you thought I didn’t write these, I still love you, just less than I love the people who knew it was all me me me meeeeeeee!
David Michael Chandler
PS: If someone wanted to pay me 10k to draw Garfield fan-art. of course, I will happily sell out my principles. Just lemme know!
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