I began to draw a comic a few months ago. In a sketchbook. I drew four panels with a pencil. And then... nothing. No ideas came. I just stared at the page, into the crosshairs between the panels, and gradually the edges blurred, like I was looking down a tunnel.
So I drew that.
Then I put the sketchbook down and did something completely different. Because if I don't have any ideas, I'd better move my body and see what's going on out there in the big wide world. That's where the ideas are, flying about, waiting to be caught.
Richard Pettitt, cartoonist.