I’m not sure if some of you know, but on March 14, 2014, I started a project. I was somewhat familiar with Instagram but had not jumped on that virtual bandwagon. I had some empty sketchbooks. I had a few seconds of spare time. So I jumped.
The result was: InstagramBob_365. There wasn’t much fanfare involved. I just decided that I would post a Bob the Squirrel drawing every day for one year. Not exactly re-inventing the wheel, but still a new and daily changing content stream of squirrel. Initially I thought I would not be able to keep it up… but so far (and as of this writing) I’m 276 drawings into it… looking at the home stretch with a little sadness. I learned an awful lot about this character… seriously! One would think after drawing Bob for going on 13 years I’d know it all. I thought that too. But, as is true of a lot of life, I was wrong.
In addition to posting on Instagram, I also posted the daily drawings on Facebook and Twitter. I’ve gained a small, but extremely loyal following for these little snippets… it’s always fun to see what people think Bob is saying or thinking. I love that stuff.
On March 13, 2015, the 365th and final Instagram_Bob drawing will be posted. After that, I will make the entire series available for purchase as an r-comic download. I’ve scanned every page of my sketchbook in… so you will see the facing pages just as I did… no editing or correcting will be done… it’s all real.
Don’t worry though, I’m sure that once this journey ends, another will soon take its place.