‘Axis’ for January 23, 2022

Thomas Whitfield
3 min readJan 23, 2022

Because I am a cartoonist, I do my damn best to try hiding behind the thinly-veiled veneer of just being an incognito personality around here. But this is Medium so I am more or less always beholden to at least write something that can be understood as a meaningful word count on the page. So, once again and quite contrary to my own concise nature as a writer, this meager paragraph is meant to satisfy the Algorithm. Perhaps someday one of my “daily feature” comic strips will qualify here on Medium as being more than just a “2-minute read.” There’s just something so sinister about Medium and the Algo which forces all of us to be verbose. Dammit. Dammit to hell.

Honestly, there have been many times where I fought back the graphic artist’s temptation to simply copy and paste a hell of a lot of Lorem Ipsum into these blocks of text and call it done and dusted before then clicking on “Publish.” Anything to satisfy the Algo, if you know what I mean. If you are not of the classic graphic artists enclave of aging folks around these parts and my reference to Lorem Ipsum confuses you, well, just Google and look it up. It really is a thing and it does exist, or at least it did way back in ye yonder times when I was a wee, young upstart of a graphic designer back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Of course, Adobe Corporation changed all of that in their own quite magical and innovative ways. I was already…

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Thomas Whitfield

Artist, rockstar, recovering designer, and general all-around do-gooder; that’s me. Please add to this that I am intrepid, dogmatic, and fastidious.