Archive for September, 2008

Unplug

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

This weekend I flew up to Boston to spend a couple days with a girlfriend. We had no game plan, and puttering around doing whatever we wished was a wonderful change of pace. No one to report to, no place to be, no looming deadlines (well, there are, but I resolved to push them out of my head for 48 hours).

I braved the Haymarket Street Farmer’s market downtown, squeeled happily at some lazing sea lions, walked along the harbor, watched a dance crew perform in the part, ate all sorts of food my other half wouldn’t usually go for, and drank entirely too much wine. On Sunday, we drove to the coast to see the ocean and the changing leaves.

At the airport either way there was the chance to simply wait, which would normally drive me nuts — all that time, wasted! – but it actually resulted in a nice, lackidasical chillout spent reading magazines, doing a little french homework, and people watching.

Here’s hoping that will allow for a more focused work week starting Monday, especially since I may have jury duty on Tuesday…it’s nice to pass through the eye of the storm every once in a while.

2HB

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

I discovered Scott C’s illustration style when I stumbled onto Double Fine comics a couple years ago. I’ve been following him since, but I only discovered his blog by accident yesterday.

I don’t know what it is about his style, but it fills me with so much delight I want to squeal. All the time. Don’t believe me? Check this bodacious piece of awesome, from a show he was last weekend called Crazy 4 Cult:

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Or, this, which was made for a show called I am 8-bit, that yes you can cut out and experience in 3-D (!):

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It’s like his inkpen and paintbrush are gushing with the obvious magic of his imagination.

Which is what I’m doing — gushing, that is — but dang, go look at it.

The Sum of David 2.2

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

I met half of my goal. My intention to edit through The Sum of David’s sequel twice before Sept. 1st didn’t go quite as planned, but I made it through once.

And I rewrote the ending, and it was a toughie. I kind of cried a little.

So there. I want a cookie.

Now I have a binder full of my efforts (all 215 pages of it) and a big, nasty red pen that can’t wait to *slash! slice! boom!* through it. Let the slaughtering of words begin!

Also: I really need to hash out a title for this manuscript. I can’t keep calling it The Sum of David 2, that’s just silly.

Also also: I’ve been working on some illustrations that I can’t wait to show off. It’s pretty much the best stuff I’ve done in a long time. Maybe ever.

And I bought a suitcase. I’m going to paint it. You can’t stop me.