I'm filling out a questionnaire for a website about artists in day jobs.*
Lots of artists and writers have day jobs. Some of them suck, while others aren't so bad. Ideally, you get health insurance. I'm wondering why I claim to be a writer with a comic book editor job on the side, instead of a comic book editor who dabbles in writing, when my job takes up ninety percent of my working time (the rest being taken up by procrastinating on the Internet). I guess I lie to myself sometimes.
But I'm giggling gleefully as I fill it out, because how many people can say this?
Day job: Editor in Chief for a comic book company headquartered in Kuwait with offices in Cairo and Manhattan.
I'm struggling with the question of what three people I'd like to read my work. Oprah is the easy one, the 200 points just for spelling my name right. Who else would I want to read my books?
*apologies to Otis Ball. He knows why.