Man, has this been the WEEK! I have an interview up at the very fine Deign Feaster Blog. I discuss comics, illustration, and mortality! Also: vintage packaging!
Dang! BUSY WEEK! I have a new comic up at The Nashville Review. This was a big one for me. I LOVE their comic choices. I follow the footsteps of Jeffrey Brown, Lisa Brown, and Keiler Roberts. Good company.
Super excited to announce that I am teaching a drawing and writing comics course at The Garrison Art Center for teens and adults this fall! Yippee! You can sign up here (I’m lucky #13 listed on the right hand side).
For those of you on the Hudson Line, including New Yorkers, the Garrison Art Center is literally STEPS away from the Garrison Train Station if you feel like joining us on Saturday afternoons. Garrison is an hour and 15 minutes from Grand Central on The Hudson Line. Think of it: ride up the glorious Hudson River and then come draw a comic about it with me.
I am working hard going through the last nearly 18 months of diary comics trying to assemble some sort of collection to be ready for SPX (hence the older diary entry). Time is dwindling so we’ll see if I can pull it off. One of the main issues is that I have far more than I thought I did. As Graham says “this is a good problem.” Still, it’s teaching me a lot about how my brain works in regards to output and distribution. Mainly, I can be very prolific, but I have this weird squirrel mentality of saving them for some “better” day instead of just putting them out in the world–which is where I want them to be. If I can manage to get this collection together, I am going to start thinking differently in the future about how to get the work out there as it comes instead of hoarding it until I am overwhelmed. In addition to sending them out to magazines and other lit sites, maybe I’ll put out mini comics. My output is changing anyway. I am doing less daily stuff and planning out longer pieces. We’ll see.
As it is, this month is all about preparing for September when an onslaught of work and events are taking place. In addition to attending SPX, I’ll be giving an artist talk at our local library, teaching a comic class to high schoolers, and starting work on two fairly sizable illustration jobs. I am not complaining—this is how I like life to be–but, as the Wicked Witch of the West would day, “these things must be handled DELICATELY.”