New York, Toronto, Barcelona—and Drawing, Drawing, Drawing
Still catching my breath after China, but three more trips loom in the next five weeks. First Manhattan for the two-day seminar. Then Toronto, where the whole family will be joining me for TCAF, a show we’ve wanted to do for a while and which we’re all very much looking forward to. Then I’ll be swinging by Barcelona for the 27th Annual Comics Festival there.
Despite a busy spring, my travel schedule will cool down for the rest of the year as I focus increasingly on my new graphic novel for First Second, The Sculptor. In fact, the Manhattan seminar will be doubling as reference-taking for that story which takes place in New York City.
We announced The Sculptor before the blog relaunched, and I haven’t written much about the project here because it’s still in the very early stages, but hardly a minute goes by at home or abroad when I’m not thinking about it. As exciting as China was, I couldn’t wait to get back to the studio and resume work on this story. I may be away for 12 out of the next 37 days, but I’ll be devoting the remaining 25 days—and the 1,000 days that follow it—to finally using everything I’ve learned in 25 years to tell a story I love, as clearly and effectively as I possibly can.
I’m REALLY lucky in a respect that I won’t detail here but that you well know. I’m really looking forward to the project and though I don’t imagine there’s anything I could offer, if I can be of any help, please let me know. I loved what I saw when I saw it, if you know what I mean.
This is kinda random, but a friend of mine named Jeremy Weing, who’s one of the theater technicians in the play I’m currently in at UVA, is Drew Weing’s brother. Drew Weing is the guy that created “Pup Ponders the Heat Death of the Universe.” I first saw that comic at Scott’s talk at UVA. Neat huh?
Also brought to my attention this week was this cool scrolling web comic. I thought people here would find it neat: kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/23/may-it-please-the-court/?em
I’m really excited about that press release Scott!