September 9, 2014
July 2, 2014
April 24, 2014
Georgia cartoonist Patrick Lee Dean tagged me in a "writing process" blog tour, my answers are below.
1) What am I working on?
I am writing the 3rd part of the story of my cheap grandparents. The first mini-comic was called, “The Cheapest S.O.B’s” and the second was “Debbie’s Story”. This 3rd part is about my grandma’s miserable funeral called, “Nasty Day” and I am developing it into a performance with a life-size cardboard cut-out of my grandpa that I will make, somehow. I am also working on a few anthology pieces, and the planning of Short Run comix & arts festival here in Seattle on Nov. 15th! www.shortrun.org
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I guess it differs in that I am not overly obsessed with the drawing part of my mini-comics, I am more focused on story, and providing the reader an entertaining experience. My main reason for creating these mini-comics is to connect and share with others. Personal expression! It turns out that even though I am nervous and shy, this is still important to me.
3) Why do I write what I do?
Because I think we all have interesting life experiences to share. I think it’s so easy to judge someone in 30 seconds, but if you give them a bit more time, you’ll learn fascinating things. I also think the gorier the better when it comes to storytelling. Personal narrative is not about shielding yourself, it’s about opening up. I want to read more about failure than success, and everything else uncomfortable because I truly believe that is real life, the day by day.
4) How does your writing process work?
Long-hand scrawl in notebooks mostly. I write out my story, then circle the parts that I feel would be enhanced by drawings. My mini-comics look more like adult coloring books than sequential art paneled pages, and I’m fine with that.
In order to keep the blog tour going, I have "tagged" the artists Rob Kirby, Robyn Jordan, and Tom Van Deusen. Hopefully they will post their answers soon.
April 1, 2014
March 15, 2014
I picked up this great little book at Secret Headquarters in LA. It was a mini-comic after my
own heart. This one features portraits and a few quotes/tidbits about the seniors' lives. Sometimes it is just a fact, and sometimes it is great advice.
Contact Maria for info!
March 10, 2014
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January 29, 2014
December 21, 2013
December 11, 2013
|Main Hall floor photo by James Gill|
|The 3 of us organizers thanking everyone - photo by Joe Garber|
|At the prom photobooth - here we pose with our volunteers.|
|A promo photo by Alex Stonehill|
|Main Hall floor - photo by Alex Stonehill|
|Lodge Room floor - photo by Alex Stonehill|
|Main Hall - view of balcony and banner - by Alex Stonehill|