Takeout. Bought this bacon-raped cheeseburger thing at close to midnight, coz I usually get real hungry right around that time and it gets harder and harder to stay at the desk when my stomach begins to fuse with my spine. But now that I have this sexy chunk of food in front of me, I’m not feelin’ it. Not the least bit hungry. Feel more like I’ve been pantsed by the Irony Fairy and she’s pointing and laughing at my wiener. Eat big sandwich anyway. Large fries. Large coke. Double patty.
Now happy as a pig in shit. Pretty sure I look the part too.
Comics are glamorous.
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Work’s been hectic. As mentioned in previous posts, OVERTHROW and 1888 are out of my hands (crosses fingers, toes, and all other crossable appendages), so I’m diving into some new things to keep me afloat as I wait for word. JENNY STRANGE is cruising along, and I’m finally in the final lap of what, I must say, has been a real challenge to my page-orientation ethic. I’m taking much, much longer than I would have liked though, and I humbly admit to a noobish ineptitude on my part regarding the proper adoption of the landscape comic format. Never been more aware of the horizontal page flow than I am now. Curse you, Zuda!
In concurrence with that (thanks, Word of the Day Cereal), I’m juuust starting pencil work on some pages that’ll hopefully make their way into a European mangazine-anthology-type book. So I’m thinking JUMP, but with a Le in front of it. I don’t know. Alexis Nolte has written a sonuvabitch of a detailed period piece — a French 17th century detective comedy, to be exact. And quite frankly… I don’t know what I’m spending more time on — all the wigs, or all the corset cleavage shots.
…And still in the page-layout-and-script-munching stages is an also unnameable project with William Prince. Not much to say about that until I bang some real stuff out, but I will say that fantasy-oriented existentialist themes always suck me in, especially when they don’t just feel like they’ve been hammered into a comic-shaped chunk of pretense. Things like this just give my inner Caulfield a hug and a handjob every now and then, and that never hurts.
So yeah… that’s going on. Plus the cross-country trips. Plus the podcast shenanigans beginning to snowball. But in a good way.
Fairly confident I can get all these projects out of the way before the month ends.
Oh stop laughing.