So anyway, here I am in the lounge at Porter airport, waiting for my plane to Boston.
I am so, so, so tired and I realize I haven’t written anything for a long time. I thought me getting a new computer would be the start of me editing a lot and really getting into films. Unfortunately, I once again exhibiting no self-control have used it mainly to relieve stress by playing online games. I excuse myself saying other writers drink, (Fitzgerald), do drugs (Burroughs), indulge in being recluses (JD Salinger) or objectivism (Steve Ditko), me my major current vice is Castleville. It’s fun, you should try it, only it can be a “time vampire” if you lack a speck of self-control. It has replaced my previous addiction to Farmville, although I still do that a bit too now and again.
Of course I work on my writing and drawing when I need to. Lately I’ve been working on my inks for Holmes Inc. 3. I’m taking a course called Fit to Print taught by Ty Templeton at the Cartoonist’s Workshop. It’s been really amazing so far. I’ve taken two other course of Comic Book Boot Camp with him before and he’s an excellent teacher who really understands story and is so enthusiastic with his praise for students. I’ve met a lot of cool people through the course. I’m a little disappointed we won’t have a table at Fan Expo for the comic book, but that is a minor quibble. I’m super excited to be involved in a real comic book with such talented people, so that is extremely cool. Ty is going to be leaving Cartoonist’s Workshop soon, though so I guess me and other students of his are going to follow him to wherever he ends up teaching next. Ty and some of his students that have a need for studio space and some funds are opening up a new studio which is tentatively called the Comics Embassy. Even though I’m considerably short on funds I’m going to try to get involved in it in anyway I can. Every salon needs a chronicler of some sort right? I’m no Voltaire, but I’d like to talk a bit in this blog now and again about what’s up with the new studio. I really feel that going to the classes, even when there was no straight up lecturing or teaching going
I think I want to start a new trend. I am going to write something every day. Doesn’t matter what, a good and thorough letter, a story, anything just something every day. Not sure if I’ll keep to it, but I think it’s a good goal nonetheless.