Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for October 20, 2001
"I've decided not to be a 'brooding artist' anymore. Being brooding is too boring." "...But I don't want to be a 'starving' artist, either! Or a 'self-destructive' artist, or an 'insane' artist." "What I really want to be is someone who gets paid tons of money for doing something that doesn't take much time or effort." "A 'con' artist?" "Oh, and I also want my own TV show."
So he wants to be Rusty from Oil Painting With Rusty?