Friday, December 30, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
It's been forever since I've just worked with type and did whatever I wanted, and I've had this song stuck in my head for days. Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used To Know'. The song is beautiful, but exceptionally heartbreaking in a lot of ways. (Click for larger, more readable version.)
The whole album "Making Mirrors" is top-notch, so if you get the chance, check it out. Yep.
Friday, December 23, 2011
I've been working quite extensively in my sketchbook as of late, here's some pages. Super delicious cookie points to anyone who can name the either the second or third fellow (without clicking to check the file name, that's cheating. Don't cheat.)
This bottom one here is very much in process. I'll do a post after the holidays to show the evolution of the page. Anyhoooo, as I won't be seeing you til the new year... Happy Christmas/Festive Thing You Celebrate or Choose Not to Celebrate (whatevs) and Happy New Year! To a wonderful 2012, eh?
Monday, December 5, 2011
A new guy, his name is Best! There's also other new guys in the works, I'm just super bad about posting them when they're done. But darnit if I'm not trying to be better. "Share the monster love!" Einstein always said. (He didn't actually say that. He said other smart things, like "God does not play dice.")
Saturday, December 3, 2011
I found a sketchbook and started working in it again a few weeks ago. The cover says "Peeves" and it's made out of the Perspectives magazine. (Thanks, Ringling!) I never notice my dependency on the color yellow until it's staring me right in the face. It's a sunny color. Very apt for a California winter, I guess.
Figure drawings from work (which has been suspended until 2012), and the text in the third is from A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, which I completely ripped apart for an altered book only because it was thick and had a long title. Pieces of it's insides will show up now and again in lots of things. There's also weird diagrams and things inside, which I collect all magpie-like.
But I'll tell you, dear reader, it sure feels good to be working again. There were weeks (months?) that I was writing a lot, a lot, but not drawing, or making monsters, or doing anything with my hands other than typing on the ol' computer. Now I'm trying to balance things again, but who knows how long that will last, since winter is always that part of the year I hate the most and have a tendency to drop off the side of the world.
In an unrelated note: Did you know Iggy Pop does the backing vocals in Rolodex Propaganda? Go listen to it. I'll wait. ............Yeah! That's totally him! He's amazing! Don't you just want to high five that dude? Yeah, I know! Me, too! Iggy Pop is the coolest. Remember when he was on Pete & Pete? Crazy.