It's Monday morning, summer is nearing, and rest is for the wicked.
Updated: Jun 4, 2019
Hello and good morning comrades. I'm writing to you from my quiet home, where coffee is brewing and the windows leak cold... the bright morning brings a relief after yesterday's cold rain. Look at me, talking about the weather. I really have assimilated to the mid-west.
This is my first full week out of school, and there's a lot to be done. I have big plans for the summer, including finishing a couple of books that you may or may not have already seen a version of, so more on that. The other thing I'm working on is a small project called Blue Screen Press. For now, it's just a name and an idea, but eventually/ideally, it'll become a name and a space to hand-make books with my own stories in them, as well as some some very talented cartoonists. THAT is a lot of work, which will take time. I'm trying to relearn patience, but patience means a lot more than I initially thought it did.
As some of you may also know, I'm taking a big step away from social media, which is the main reason I'm starting this blog. I'm still checking in one or twice a day, but I found myself getting too sucked into the digital furor of twitter and clicktivism. I had to step away. I had to recognize my limit of courage and strength. There's always a limit.
But spending an entire day away from Facebook and Twitter actually led to a wonderful and totally-not-surprising side effect, I have a lot more time on my hands. Time that will go to drawing, organizing, planning, and doing.
First order of business will be to finish and print Death or Divorce, Issue #1. Following Issue 0, I had a chance to really get to know the kids, and this project was left on the back-burner for a couple months. But it's nearly done, and will be available sooner rather than later.
The next move will be to finish Confessional, a 60 page zine about sexual shame. I believe it will evolve radically from the first iteration, an evolution that will take time but will end up being much, much better.
After that, I have a lot of other plans that are still in very early brewing stages. So I'll leave you at that, along with this morning's soundtrack. Portishead. What more can I say?
much love a.z.