Thursday, January 26, 2012
I went to my P.O. box today to see if there was anything and low and behold a package from France. What do you think is inside?
How easily my mood is influenced.
Colored end pages! Hardcover! And a font made from my own handwriting that looks better than my own handwriting. I couldn't be happier with this book.
Thank you Serge, Helene Duhamel, Celine Derouet, The Slovenian Printer and everyone at Ca et La!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
About a month ago I sent Pascal Girard a copy of Big Plans 5. Pascal Girard is the author of Bigfood, Reunion, and Nicholas, published by D&Q. I really like Pascal's work. He and I are both similar in age and I feel, probably influence by similar creators. Anyway this is what Pascal sent me in return. A gorgeous pamphlet comic called L'appartement Numero 3 published by the Belgian publishing collective
l’employé du Moi. I had fun translating the French with my wife who speaks the language.
I love the way Girard draws comics sans borders. This book is a little 24-hour comic Girard originally drew in 2009 and redrew in 2011 for this edition. He also included a tiny radiograph and watercolor comic on a small 3x3 inch square piece of bristol. This makes me think of his comics journal diary strip he did several months back. Thanks Pascal! And thanks for giving me a reason to keep my P.O. Box.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
More in news about me, Publisher's Weekly put The Super-Duper Dog Park as an honorable mention for this year's Best of Comics list. And Justin Giampaoli gave it a pretty awesome review, winning the approval of his 5 year old daughter. Comics are the best tool for early reading. I know. I'm a teacher. Click here if you'd like to preview the book. Now that I am far enough removed from it I really think this book is one of my best. The artwork is certainly my best. All for now. New Bozo comic soon.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
This review has given me life. After trying to get this book out there for months finally there is some recognition. Working on the new Bozo the Teacher comic has been fun but I just realized that I've been working on a several hundred page autobio graphic novel. I will have to work on both at the same time. comics!