If you're like me and you can't get enough of your favorite comics, one fun thing I like to do is read cartoonists' blogs.
Comic blogs are a like a window into the soul of a cartoonist ... you can see into their creative processes and get some historical perspective. You can understand their motivations and influences, and sometimes, if you look close enough, you can see the emotional scars from childhood that have turned them into what they are today.
Something like, oh I don't know, maybe as a child your their mom said that you they had a bad singing voice and you they never forgot it and when it was time to sing Christmas carols in the office you they felt self-conscious and just mouthed the words and the person standing next to you them wondered what the hell you they were doing because she could tell you they weren't singing. That kind of hypothetical stuff.
Fake Rockstar (Corey Pandolph) "Toby" "Elderberries" "Barkeater Lake"
- Cul De Sac blog (Richard Thompson) Richard's Poor Almanac, illustrator