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the feeling, while pulling together various sparks from various old sources of inspiration newly revisited, that I am on the verge of a fresh new creative breakthrough

(there might not actually be any such breakthrough, but I still enjoy this feeling of being on the verge!)

johncomic: (SK BW)
the arrival of the latest volume of Valérian and Laureline

johncomic: (SK BW)
the arrival of the latest volume of Valérian and Laureline

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johncomic: (Booth)
getting [yet more] excited about working on comics
johncomic: (SK BW)
the arrival of the latest volume of Valérian and Laureline


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johncomic: (Uncle Old Guy)
Books which inspire me to work on and create my own books.
johncomic: (happy piggy)
Rediscovering an old artistic love.
johncomic: (SK BW)
new inspiration for new projects
johncomic: (piggy family)
One of my birthday presents:

bag

Paisley designed and made a book bag for me. It is strong and has pleasing colours and textures, and it holds my reading glasses and up to three small books or one biggish one. I am so impressed and delighted by it!
johncomic: (Face of Boe)
Rediscovering an old love.
johncomic: (me 2010)
A “selfish” day -- everything I did today was for me, including just taking it easy for a while, reading a book I’ve been meaning to get to, and drawing a page all the way from “blank paper” to “drying ink”...
johncomic: (roundhead cartoon self-portrait)
The arrival of a book that I have been keen to read for a while now -- written by an American cartoonist, talking about her experiences working in Japan as an assistant to a manga artist! This sorta geeky sutff is right up my alley!
johncomic: (Sweets)
The library branch closest to our house has finally installed an after-hours drop-off slot. Given that I am an inveterate last-minute returner of books and user of dropslots (“due today” actually = “due before the library opens tomorrow”), it's nice to have one closer to home.
johncomic: (BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad)
One of the swell things I got for my birthday -- namely this:



(Paisley gave that to me -- and, as it happens, today is her birthday! Have a good one, bun'!)
johncomic: (SK BW)
Cleopatra in Spaaaace! by Mike Maihack, a cartoonist whose work I very much appreciate. Just read volumes 1 and 2 this mornin!
johncomic: (BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad)
The arrival of the latest volume of the only manga I buy which is still being published:

gobsmacked

Aug. 16th, 2012 08:22 pm
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I am just now reading Reading Comics, and wanted to share with you what I ran across in it:

At one point, the author decides to provide a list of “things he loves about comics”, some of which he discusses in depth later... but then goes on to provide a list of other things he loves which won't get their own chapters. And his list goes on for several pages. And one of the things he loves about comics is this:

“Dishman, John MacLeod's minicomics superhero, whose entirely useless power is to clean and put away dirty dishes by waving his hand at them (he got it from radioactive Fiestaware) and who feels compelled to try to fight crime with it anyway”

Try to imagine my shock and delight on seeing that. When I picked the book up, I had no idea this was in there. There are some guys who know that, anytime someone writes a book about comics, their name will get dropped and their comic will get mentioned. I am not one of those guys. But thank you, Douglas Wolk, for letting me feel like one of those guys for a moment!
johncomic: (me 2010)
My eyes still work pretty well.
johncomic: (BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad)
Just got new volumes of 20th Century Boys (#17) and Bakuman (#7) -- two of my current manga faves!
johncomic: (Sweets)
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The Holy Bible
Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright
How to Be Happy, Dammit by Karen Salmansohn

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