Am I Good?
We took a vacation to Kentucky, where the subject of this Duck Dynasty guy came up more than once. I’ve never watched Duck Dynasty, and I don’t plan on starting. Unfortunately, watching or not watching are basically the only ways it feels possible to register my displeasure at the comments this guy made, and I really can’t not watch the show any harder than I already am. But, I got to thinking a little bit about why it is I feel I’m a better person than this guy, who I only know from what’s been written about him in the news. And, the conclusion I came to, is that really, I’m probably not a better person than him! I’m kind of a shitty person. But, it’s January 2nd, and it’s the time to make pacts with oneself about ways to be better in the New Year, so maybe this time around instead of trying to do things like lose weight or draw more comics, I’ll make an attempt to be a bit of a less shitty person in the world.
Mike Dawson is the author of the graphic novels Freddie & Me and Troop 142, as well as the collection of short stories, Ace-Face: The Mod with the Metal Arms. His next graphic novel, Angie Bongiolatti, a story about socialism, sex, and Online Learning, will be published by Secret Acres in April of 2014.