not sure anybody knows this (or even cares!), but I do a lot of posting on Tumblr. Sometimes it’s comics, but mostly it’s images and notes of my working life–what I’m listening to, looking at, thinking about, etc. If any of you are on there, let me know–I’d love to see what you’re up to!
Greetings all! I just returned from Vermont where I ate my weight in Maple Creamees, taught a great workshop, and got to see the Graphic Lives show I have several works in. The show closes TOMORROW, so if you are anywhere near Burlington, Vermont and have had any hankering to see this show–PLEASE GO. My work aside, the show is just plain wonderful. Beautiful work from Glynnis Fawkes, Jennifer Hayden, and Alex Costantino fill this beautiful space right on Church Street. Also, when you’re done you can walk next store to the Bluebird Cafe kiosk and get the best twist of maple and mocha soft serve ice cream you’ll ever taste. It’s a little trip to heaven. Promise.
Every year at this time I think I’m “at a crossroads” in some form. My restlessness and boredom is at a peak, so is my lack of focus. I think DRAMATIC thoughts about my inability to feel engaged, wondering about the very nature of my purpose. I wrote a big blog post talking about the reasons for this and it felt SO TRUE. Then perusing my journals and my own sketchbooks a few days ago, I saw the truth: I feel this way every year at the exact same time and all I really need is a vacation.
Lucky for me, literally everything I had planned for July and August fell through. I was supposed to move, go on a big trip, do a ton of work–and NONE of it worked out. I’ve decided to take it for what it is: a GIANT swath of time to take a break!
Every year I try to take a small sabbatical from the internet. I find it jump starts everything in my life–my inspiration, my motivation, my sense of clarity, and my over all sense of health. There is NEVER a convenient time to do this and honestly, the busier I get, the harder it is to do. This seems like a perfect time to do it.
I’ll be on an internet sabbatical for at least a week, but I’m extending its reach by going on a break from posting comics here until the end of August. I’ll post news items, but the meat will return at the end of August.
See you soon!
Come one, come all to the first ever Garrison Comic Con at the Desmond-Fish Library this Saturday, July 18th 1-4pm! It’s FREE! Great for kids of all ages!
I will be there doing SOMETHING comic related. Perhaps live comic-ing! Who knows! Come on over to find out!
Folks, if you are anywhere NEAR Chicago, get ye to the Sulzer Library IMMEDIATELY and go see the Heather McAdams show there–and tell me about it! Better yet, go to the opening THIS THURSDAY and meet her lovely self and get the whole Heather McAdams experience in art, film, and person! This is what Oscar Arriola the curator had to say about Heather and the show:
She’ll be presenting one of her patented film jamborees with her husband [the musician] Chris Ligon, this coming Thursday, July 9th. The reception is at 6pm and the films begin at 7pm. Her comics and other artwork are on display on both floors of the Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL through the end of July, 2015. The event is free.
Seriously, please go and tell her hi from me!