Happy Holidays, Everyone!
Things are pretty quiet here, while I concentrate on my graphic novel in the coming months.
Did want to take a moment though to acknowledge the unspeakably sad news that cartoonists Tom Hart and Leela Corman have lost their little girl, Rosalie Lightning. There’s a fund to contribute to, if you’d like to help with the practical aspects of the coming weeks, and of course, the condolences have been pouring in. This note by their old friend and mine Jon Lewis feels about right to me. These are deeply loved members of our community, and with good reason. Their beautiful family deserved a better road.
The legendary Todd Klein (quite probably comics’ best all-time letterer, and an old pal of mine from my DC production department days) and artist Shawn McManus have released a truly unique comics gift for the upcoming holidays: A Freelancer Game Board!
The story of Steve Jobs and Apple is more complicated than most news outlets would lead you to believe, and there were plenty of great minds that led to the original Mac and that contributed to all that followed.
But anyone who thinks that Jobs’ contributions to society can somehow be reduced to “marketing” or “fashion” betrays a complete ignorance of the power and importance of great design.
Great design can and does change the world. Poor design can and does ruin lives.
To Steve Jobs, and to everyone trying every day to put their own dent in the universe, thank you.
Oh, and I hope you’ve all bought Craig Thompson’s monumental Habibi by now. If not, what are you waiting for?! (Yes, it’s as beautiful and moving as everyone says).
And of course, congratulations to everyone who made it through 24-Hour Comics Day 2011 this year!
Still working furiously on the graphic novel, so I won’t be posting too much to the blog until further notice, but if anything important comes along, I’ll let you know.
Best wishes to everyone who’ll be attempting to scale The Mount Everest of Comics this weekend!
This year’s 24-Hour Comics Day is coming up fast!
Check out the many locations around the U.S. and in seventeen countries this year.
More info the original comic and challenge here.
For minute to minute news, follow the hashtag #24hcd on Twitter.
The full 2-Day Workshop returns to the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art February 4-5.
16 hours of everything I can teach you through lectures and hands-on exercises. An intense look at the art of telling stories visually.
Here’s the link to SIGN UP. As always, availability is limited. See you in February!
Join me tonight (Wednesday, September 7) here in Laramie, Wyoming for a lecture at the University of Wyoming’s Arts and Sciences Auditorium.
Be there or be square!