ready…set…draw!

my desk is set up!!!!! i could not be more excited. which goes to prove i am a total comic booking geek. i love working on comics! i get so excited just thinking about them! but not just any comics. i cannot do the hero comics–as eddie campbell calls them. i love the alternatives. like most of life, i love the alternatives. i love being a woman graphic novelist.

i went through a lot of my stuff as i unpacked & organized. i did not (as i was tempted to do due to minimalism or fear of criticism) recycle all of the stories from my last writer’s workshop. i kept them. i want to be serious. i want to do re-writes & edit & fine tune. i want to do it all. and i want to draw pictures to go with my words.

i want to draw pictures.

i am 45 years old & i know this about me: i want to draw pictures.

i’m headed back to school after a semester off. maybe i will get my degree. maybe i will get my mother-fucking MFA. who knows? poppy will be weaned in the foreseeable future. misha is already crazy independent. i am only going to have more & more time to work on my comics. and i am going to work on my comics. this is who i am. this is what i do.

so, come hell or high water, there will be new pages of moses jones next week! and, you know what, just for shits & giggles, i might work on another comic as well.

here i am. here i stay.

flower ninja

flower ninja

the father of my children really likes this drawing i did. i first drew it when i was a teenager and was sketching the dead flowers on our kitchen table. i think it’s cool too, but i think it’s kinda immature. although it would be cool to do a whole comic with the flower ninja. maybe she could team up with the zombie angel (who i really like.) http://apocalypticmama.com/2014/01/31/please-stay-tuned/

i have a lot of stuff i really like & often wonder if i will live long enough to do all of the comics i want to do.

my thought of the day is that i am strange.
i’ve always known i was strange, but i’ve always been afraid to show it–not for the reasons you would think though. i’m not afraid that people will think i’m strange…i’m afraid people will think i’m TRYING to be strange. which isn’t the case. i just am.

so from now on, i’m just going to be the strange person i happen to be–because that’s who i am–& stop worrying that people will think i am making myself up.

please, enjoy flower ninja…for those of you waiting for more of moses jones, i am hoping to have her back by the weekend–with new characters & some actual dialogue! yay!