As of August 9th, for the next year, I will be maintaining two blogs.
This blog, and a blog for college research and work, both will be updated regularly, both will feature my work, but the college one is for college projects and research that I don't want to block up this blog with, this one is for my comics and other non-college work and activities.
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Sunday, June 9

Projects Everywhere!

Today was a lazy sort of day up until around 4pm, when I decided I was going to start a new comic. I'm all for new projects just now, you may have noticed.

Anyway, I was washing my hands when I realised how much I love Japandroids. Like, seriously, top 3 favourite bands right now, maybe even number 1 at the moment.

So I was all 'I should write a comic about Japandroids! That would be awesome!' So I am.

And it has more faces in than just mine for the first time EVER! Wicked!

This is the first page of will be a 4 page A4 (somewhat flimsy) comic book:

It's a bit shadowy, but this is just the underlines. Underlines? Is that a term?

Yeah. So there it is! Hopefully I will have the next page done tomorrow. Not sure what is going to happen with the E.T. comic from here because this one has takes over my mind. Totally. Totes magotes.

Also there is the other annoyance that I must return to work on Tuesday. RUBBISH! So that will hinder further development. I think/hope that if I can get these 'underlines' done for everything, I can take my sketchbook to work and use my lunch breaks to ink them. In theory. Perhaps.

Saturday, June 8

Last night I stayed up all night, I ended up going to bed at 6am and then got up this morning at 9am. Incidentally, I got a lot of stuff done but, at the same time, feel like I didn't use the time wisely enough.

All the same, I have this:

To go inside Dog Chow I have started to draw a comic about E.T. 
I have never seen it, I have no idea what happens in the film. I mean, obviously, I know he is an alien, he wants to phone home and he goes in a bike basket. I don't know what actually happens.

At the end of last year, having realised I'd never seen it, I decided to draw a comic about it but wasn't really sure when that would happen or what would be in it.
This is the first page, I think. It is essentially a round up of what I know about the film already, not a lot.  There is a second page to it which I haven't drawn yet, I'm finding it to be a challenge.
I haven't drawn a comic or anything remotely similar since university, over two years ago; I'm a bit rusty.

It hasn't come out all that bad for the first one after such a long spell, but it is quite rough around the edges, I could do to tidy it up a bit. On the other hand, it's not going in a comic, it's going in a zine, so maybe that doesn't matter too much.

Also, I'm not tired. I have no idea how, I've had 3 hours sleep, been working all day on this and have also gone on a very long trek with Bill. Yet I feel like I could maybe make it to 2am tonight without caffeine. Weird.

You should go in....

Oh, hello again!

I am having a good evening, thanks for asking!

Since I wrote the last entry, I have watched Super 8 (again,) Juno, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and now I am watching Submarine.

The trick is to put on films that are easy to tune in and out of.  It's taking some time to get back into the swing of drawing again so through 4 films I have only drawn one A4 page, but all is not lost!

It is quite a nice page, I will probably ink it up tomorrow and then make a start on page 2 of 'Pre-E.T.' Or perhaps I will do page 2 and then ink them. Who knows?

I do know that if I get these finished by the time I go back to work, I will be all set to watch E.T. next week and start on the 'Post E.T.' section of the comic. WICKED!

Here, have a little preview:

As it happens, I am regretting not eating much today, I feel very tired now, it is past 3am and today I have only eaten some crisps and some garlic bread. Neither healthy nor filling.
I am now depleted of my energy stores, very sleepy, hungry and not sure if I should eat now or just go to sleep.
Tomorrow, I am totally going to buy a lot of fruit and vegetables. Totes magotes. And yoghurt. I want yoghurt.

Films. Films everywhere.

So....I have moved house again and I have started some new work. Weird, right? Considering for a few years now I have been coming here occasionally saying I will make stuff and then I don't.
 Truth is, I've not felt settled enough to do so but just recently that has changed. Bill has become more settled and I have a home I can sit in without feeling weird.
 I have started doing some work for a new zine that myself and Rowan are putting together, 'Dog Chow.' Currently I only have a front cover for my end of it, but it's looking alright:

Whilst making this, I have watched Where the Wild Things Are, Super 8, Juno and a Mr Bean collection. I have listened to Transatlanticism, Something to Write Home About, Ups and Downs and the Donnie Darko soundtrack.
 Tonight I am planning to draw a comic strip for it, although having had a pretty weird day it may not happen as planned.
 Speaking of which, what is really annoying is when somebody asks how you are and you give them an honest to God answer only to have them tell you that your answer was a lie. What is with that? 

Today I felt pretty weird. I got up at 12:45pm. That's the latest I've got up in a long time. Then I sat on my bed doing not a lot on the internet until 8pm. That is also unusual for me. Honestly. But now its okay, I walked Bill and then ate some garlic bread, so that was nice. I had some energy beverage, I hate that I am becoming reliant on those things. But it's alright because at least I'm actually doing something with my time now. I am putting work online and drawing. I anticipate myself performing an all nighter tonight, to make up for what is now yesterday. Kind of a waste. It's okay, I got this guy to help me stay focussed:

 The other interesting new thing is that I have a Tumblr now. I have no idea what it is or how to use it but I put some stuff on it. Do people have it? I don't really know what to do with it.

Sunday, March 31

Bill ate my glasses. This is a problem because I can't afford new ones. It is also problematic because it means I can't do much by way of computers, drawing, reading etc without getting a huge headache or, to avoid the headache, doing everything at arms length. I'm not even sure they still make my preference of frame, bit of an annoyance, I really liked my old glasses. I may be in mourning.