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I don't promise strict objectivity - I do promise honesty.

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David Ano
28 November 1976
"I don't promise strict objectivity - I do promise honesty." - Joe Sacco

About myself ... I was a graphic designer/illustrator working at a local alternative newspaper. I also worked for a while on BAM Too! as a co-editor. I dream of being a comic artist or writer, however being a father of five children takes up most my time.

About this journal/blog ... When I started, I used this LJ to post illustrations and comics. I still do from time to time, but less frequency. I then started using this journal as a personal diary. My daughter was in the hospital, our house burned down, I lost my job. It was a very hectic time. The problem is there are some people who only read my lj because I was an artist. So when crisis died down, I tried to make less diary posts (or moved the more wordy ones to another journal). More illustrations came back. Then in 2008 the elections came and I started getting editorial. I started getting my political comments on all sorts of NPR call-in shows. As the elections ended and many of the people who I voted for went into office, I had less to complain about. In 2009, my wife gave birth to our fourth daughter and I was also unemployed for most the year. I stopped paying the internet bill and stopped posting as much. In 2010, I got an awesome new job that I like to post about it. Midterm elections came, so I made political posts again. And every once in a while i still post an illustration. In 2011 I cut my budget and stopped paying for cable/internet, so I only posted sparsely. Look for a resurgence in 2012.
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