So SYAC is updating with Dobson’s old avatar… except the facial hair has moved to his head. But besides that, it’s rather disappointing that he attempted to make the comic centred on a new art student back to him… complaining about his artistic troubles he’s faced. And SYAC is also infamous about he constantly contrasts himself with his roommate who worked for Disney and Frederator after he graduated.
Taking a look back to the past when I started this blog, here’s a nice post I made about his views on his BFA/art school. Of course, SYAC has blatant pessimism due to Dobson’s lack of passion when it comes to art - almost discouraging people about these things due to his bad experiences.
For the record, Dobson has had… a rather unfortunate history in regards to his jobs with McDonalds, interviews, and internships. However, most of these ended with a mess because of his failure to cooperate with other people. The problem with this comic is that he’s portraying the message of “even if you graduate art school you won’t be successful like me”.
Dobson’s BFA serves as proof that he sat through an art education (as Mr. Bradley states with any art degree). The reason why it’s a “waste” is because he had no passion to go further and he believes that it was school that failed him instead.
I’ve seen complaints from people that “he’ll influence the crowd of new artists with his bad techniques” back when he was posting hilariously bad tutorials. But for me, I’m more worried about these messages. The message of “it’s impossible to be successful in the art industry just look at me” to newer artists because, really, it’s all about how much passion you put into your work.