bonus comic

So I am still working on my ‘zine.  Well, not really working….  But thinking!  Lots and lots of thinking.  As I chase my minions around, go to classes, cook, clean, run errands…and think.

Here’s what I think.

I think I should put one of Thing One’s comics in the same ‘zine with Moses Jones.  It is one of his first books.  Whale vs. Squid.  It’s a good one.  One of my favorites.  Simple plot, good art, lots of expression.  So now I have to find a minute to put it together.  I splotched up the cover here using Mod Podge, but I’m just going to go with it.

Meanwhile, I’m in my watercolor class this semester with all these students who are fantastic already at watercolors, & I’m feeling like a failure three weeks into class.

And I know what happens next in Moses Jones...I just have to locate my notes on it & find a minute to draw it.

moses jones–roll call

moses jones--roll call

i am working on “cast pictures” of my main characters–the ones i know about so far. today is the main lady–moses jones.

yesterday in the writer’s workshop i am in this semester, we talked about not writing the story in your head–but letting the story tell itself on the paper. this is largely how i do write. i get ideas. i write down partial ideas. i let these ideas evolve. sometimes for decades. it’s not procrastination–it’s creation–it’s evolution.

the story is starting to unfold for me in my scribbles & sketches…hopefully it will show up here sooner rather than later.