too alt for life
At last, part one of a long new story, tentatively titled “Foghorn.” Hoping to commit to 10 pages a month, starting NOW
And that’s the end of first installment. What do you think? Is the style working? Is it overdone, underdone, or both… is the background too yellow? Not yellow enough? Is the font readable? Is the brick wall outside her window confusing? It will be explained in some 50 pages, ok…
I’ve been postponing it for so long, and it will probably never start if I keep trying to get everything prepared. Knowing myself, it’s scary to commit to something long, when I get bored of anything immediately. It’s a much slower thing than usual, but trust me, things will pick up soon enough.
Anyway, let me know because I can’t look at these pages anymore, everything feels wrong, but I figured I should move forwards and revise them later, when the the flow feels more consistent.
After I finished my difficult last book (which might finally come out in English in a couple of years, btw), I told myself that the next one will be funny and easy to draw, and here I’m back redoing and agonizing over every word and line, just like the (obvious stand-in) protagonist in the first few pages…
Also, if you’re going to Short Run in Seattle, I have a 4-page story in Quality Pictures #1, a free anthology edited by Josh Pettinger and Simon Hanselmann, two men. You can get it from them for free if you buy something else from their table. Contributors include Anna Haifisch, Charles Burns, and other ledges.
And beyond the paywall, you’ll find a few more warm-up cartoons, and a killed thing for NYT. You can probably judge my current mental state from these. (I should note that Foghorn and all the other main comics will always be free for all subscribers, I promise I will never paywall them).
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