Friday Odds and Ends
Here’s a cool idea: Rene Engström and Rasmus Gran have a long distance relationship and have decided to chronicle it in parallel diary comics (I would say it’s a unique idea, but I’ve actually seen at least one other!).
From the site:
“Every Tuesday, since the 16th of March, Rasmus Gran and myself have documented our lives in the form of autobiographical comic strips. We have quite the buffer now so we feel pretty good about finally launching the comic. Our hopes are to give a little glimpse into the lives of a modern family spread out over the Swedish landscape, from downtown Östersund to Möllevången in Malmö. Sometimes we do things together but a large part of the time we have to live our lives apart.”
In other news, my host in Barcelona, David Macho Gomez, is launching Spanish comics site spanishinq.com.
For those of you who enjoyed Choose Your Own Carl (back in the Jurassic era), here’s another crossword-style comic.
And finally, on the work front, I’ve now finished the second rough draft of my graphic novel (working title The Sculptor). Next step: Beginning many months of finished art (and probably going back to make some more changes to the roughs, but that’s to be expected.) Wish me luck!
Are you considering other titles? Just curious. No worries if that’s top secret.
None yet that I want to go to bat for, but we’ll see.
If we do decide on a title, I’m sure no one would mind if I shared it here.
It would be cool if you did a “Making of The Sculptor” at the same time. I would love to see your process.
I can tell you right off the bat that my layouts are drawn 40 pages at a time in gigantic photoshop documents. I’m ten kinds of crazy…
Perhaps I’ll share more process stuff in the coming months.
Scott, regarding your work, I wish you all the best (having been a fan of your work for many years now)!
Needless to say that I expect only the best from you!