Hi, my name is John, welcome to my about page. And thanks for taking the time to read it, really appreciate that. I’m not going to get too personal here, but if you’re familiar with the book The Artists Way, then you know what a closed artist is, that’s pretty much me.

I’m a naturally creative person who has wasted a lot of time as an adult trying to find himself. Somewhere in the transition to adulthood I seemed to lose touch with my creativity, life got way too serious, and my personal happiness took a nose dive. Recently I’ve come to the realization that if I’m going to be happy as an adult, I need to get back in touch with the things that made me happiest in life as a teenager – writing, drawing, performing, etc.

So what is Comp Native? I was out for a run one day and trying to think of a name for a publishing company to use if/when I ever self-publish my own book, graphic novel, etc. I was thinking of this company as its own entity or character, so I was going over various attributes and characteristics in my mind wondering, who is it? What’s its purpose? What function does it serve? And the answer I heard back was, Who cares I just wanna get it out?! Haha.

So that’s basically what it is. I want to tap into whatever artistic ability I naturally have, create something, and give it back. If you look up the words in the dictionary you will find:

Comp – to compose, to provide free of charge.
Native – belonging to a person by birth or to a thing by nature.

So, I kept coming back to this idea that, whatever I said or created, I had to be myself. Create what’s true to you, reveal weaknesses that people can relate to, and share what you learn along the way. So before I finished my run I thought:

Comp Native – Be yourself. Learn. Create the truth. Share.

And that’s what I hope this blog becomes, a home for my art and a resting place for my creative mind.

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