Online strip chronicles move to Columbus
The Dispatch wrote Online strip chronicles move
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
BY KEVIN JOY
Rich Watson felt like a city mouse, nesting in a shoe-box-sized apartment, scraping together a living with a series of 9-to-5 jobs and hustling to survive the New York rat race.
Until he’d had enough. “People talk about New York in a certain way,” said the 36-year-old, who hails from the borough of Queens. “It reached this point: OK , I want to see what else is out there.”
So, in June, Watson packed up his belongings and moved into a friend’s West Side apartment to start anew in Ohio. The graduate of the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan is chronicling his relocation through an unusual medium: an online comic.
Since July, he has documented his transition to the Buckeye State through “City Mouse Goes West” — an animated, autobiographical look at Columbus through the eyes of a bespectacled rodent.