Other than that I’m pretty free till next Monday, so drop me a line if you want to grab a something with me in that New York or look at art or take a walk etc.
The picture is a panel from Lauren Ipsum pt.3, my pseudo-lovestory serialized in Maisonneuve. Working on the final installment in which you (yes, you) will receive a salacious missive.
Here’s the page from (In A Sense) Lost & Found that many reviewers singled out and here’s how it came to be. Making all these multiple versions for each other page was a good learning experience, although it did cost me a lot of nerves at the time and damn that music.
…should also answer this question
Thanks! and I think it’s a good question. I can talk about FID & whatnot, but I think the main thing we get out of reading “challenging” books is the practice of reading. I became an artist through reading and rereading. Drawing and writing took minimal part in the process and if tomorrow I decide to switch to installations or embroidery it won’t change a thing.
Reminder that I’ll be signing on October 10th at Desert Island 7-9pm with Stephen Collins, who will be promoting the US release of his Gigantic Beard that Was Evil, probably my favorite graphic novel in the recent years.
I designed & illustrated this year’s Best American Nonrequired Reading, edited by Daniel Handler with an introduction by Lemony Snicket, both great writers.
Reading as musicmaking as markmaking, through spines as keys plunk trunk… apologies to Aubrey Beardsley & Alvin Lustig. (a couple of photos)
Also TA-DA: I got into Young Guns 12, you can see me failing to look poignant in front of a wall.
Which means I’ll be in New York October 9-13, signing at Desert Island on Friday the 10th and doing something else the rest of the time (for drinks, detectives, dates, dances, dread, despair, discussions, decadence, depravity and dumplings (mainly dumplings): drop me a line, do!)
SPX! Here’s my signing schedule:
Here’s some new info on my debut novella:
The image above is one of the many things I ended up deleting from the final version. The book is fairly quiet, but I tried to treat drawings like words, which meant that a great deal of perfunctory prettiness had to be left out.
I will also have my last two Yellow Zines with me, so please come by and say hi!
Take a look at these haaands: they’re mine (one-handed photos are hard).
A slightly edited version appears on today’s NYT Upshot. The one below is an earlier attempt, rejected for its gloomy trashiness.
PS. I’m leaving for SPX soon, more details tomorrow!
I drew today’s Google Doodle celebrating Leo Tolstoy’s 186th birthday. Big thanks to Ryan for the assignment, to Sophia for assistance with parallaxing and other complicated things, to the engineers/programmers who made things move and to everyone who liked it and wrote nice things to me!
Here’s the full interactive version if you missed it on the homepage (you can drag the scenes instead of clicking to see the transitions better).
PS. I’ll use this opportunity to plug my debut graphic novella (In A Sense) Lost & Found which is out today. Coincidence?! Yes.