When I was leaving one of my former workplaces, some of colleagues bought me a huge A3 sketch pad. I was so happy because I was not expecting anything (ok, I guess I have to explain). They all knew that I l0ved drawing little characters and weird designs because they had seen one of my old sketch pads.
They bought me the A3 sketch pad and a How To Draw Manga art book. I really liked the gifts, and I read through the manga book. The sketch pad was quite heavy, so I always wondered how I would carry it around with me.
A couple of months before I left the company, I had been reading an online comic called xkcd. I think it’s the funniest online come in the world; check out some examples from xkcd – http://xkcd.com/152/ ; http://xkcd.com/674/ ;
http://xkcd.com/211/ ; http://xkcd.com/433/ and http://xkcd.com/327/
I wanted to create an original online comic, so I decided to use post-it notes. I would draw my comics on post-it notes, scan them on to a computer, and post them online.
Four months after I left that old company, I started thinking about my money-making talents (or lack of talents, to be honest). I do not think I can make money from drawing, but I still like doing it.
Today, I decided that I will ONLY draw on post-it notes from now on (as opposed to drawing on random pieces of paper or drawing in sketch pads). I have already done a few ‘post-it scribbles’, so I stuck them into the A3 sketch pad my colleagues had given me.
I’m going to keep it going and try to build up a collection of post-it art. From now on, call me Post-it Moja.