So, this is what happens when you sign up for tumblr and you have the gall to be more than 29. They do this bullshit ageism thing where they refer to you as being X years young.
I AM 31. I’M NOT OLD TO BEGIN WITH.
I had a great weekend doing stuff and junk. Useful stuff and junk that reaffirmed I really love doing the stuff and junk I do and that I love the people whom I do stuff and junk with. I’ve been motivated and working consistently the last few weeks, but sometimes you need that stuff and junk reminder to really get your head on straight.
I’ve been told that for some the Patreon downloads are coming up corrupt: tonight I’ll take a poke at them. Has anyone had an okay time downloading and opening?
Downloaded and opened perfectly for me. I’m using Comic Rack, and the first shot looks like everything is white, but as soon as I clicked down one click, the page came in perfectly.
Editor: Cut this in half.
Me: Yeah, I can see it.
Two days later, I’m still staring at it waiting for it to fix its own damn self. Everything I’ve tried has failed, but the more I look at it, the more I think about it, the more I know there’s a better line in there just waiting for me to find it.
It’s been two days. C’mon, story. I thought we were friends.
I’m in the process of trying to dump a lot of the tools that I use in order to simplify everything. These are some notes I took trying to work things through.
I’m not super-deep into Evernote, but it’s been very useful to me for gathering bits and pieces into a single space. I really need to use it more.
I just re-read Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe after many years of not reading it, and it led me to thinking about All that Jazz, which is a Bob Fosse movie that is actually his autobiography. One of my favorite things in that movie was the fact that Joe (that’d be Roy Sheider up there, who is unquestionably a three-letter replacement for Bob himself) had a girlfriend with whom his daughter got along famously, and they got along so well they apparently spent afternoons choreographing dance routines together, and it’s just delightful and sweet and shows that these two ladies are individuals who can get along just fine without Joe around all the time, who can do something that delights them and then turn around and show-off because, by god, they’re having fun.
It’s not a straight line from FGT to this, but that’s where the drive in my mind went. FGT is about women helping women and women loving women in many permutations, and it’s the feel of that book—that women can be happy and love their lives outside the men in them—that made me think of this, I think.
Met with my artist for the one-pager on Friday. We had a great talk about comics as business, as a hobby, and we just talked about stuff in general. We’re gonna set down some hard dates, and it’s all very exciting.