Join me on Benefit Street in Providence this Saturday, October 11th from 10am-4pm, where I'll be selling new doodle prints and paintings like the one shown here.
"Corona", title inspired by the music of Sheridan Tongue, who created the score to the BBC series "Wonders of the Universe", which I happened to be watching while creating this.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Fall has officially arrived.
Summer seems like (literally) only yesterday, and yet here we are, on the brink of my favorite time of the year.
The summer was lovely and part of me is sad to see it go. But I am comforted in knowing that I spent a good deal of time reading outside and soaking up the sun from the comfort of my favorite reading chair. I think I made the most of the warm days---I've certainly read a lot. And thought a lot. (And watched a lot of CrashCourse). While I haven't made much direct progress on the story development front, I have made a constant effort to absorb everything I'm reading (or watching), be it comics, novels, non-fiction ,television, movies, or even YouTubeVideos.
After all, it's all funneling toward my creativity.
It's what I call the percolating phase...I never know when or how inspiration will bubble back up and out and into the writing. I'm just hopeful that it does.
In other news:
I will be participating in the Fall RISD Alumni Sale taking place on Benefit Street in Providence on October 11th. In anticipation of the day, I've gone back to the doodle board to finish up some new pieces. It's been nice to return to my beloved circles, cells, and stones after a few months away.
Here are my two newest pieces.
That's all for now. There's more work to be done and the night is young!
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Eventually I'd like to compile a visual of all the books I've read in the past year, but for now I'll make do with just the books from May - September. (This is apart from the MANY graphic novels/comics I read over the last 4 months. See previous post for a sampling).
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Prior to a few months ago I'd basically never read any comic before - ever. I've always enjoyed accompanying Adam to comic shops and browsing the different titles and artwork, but I'd never embraced the medium myself. I found comics difficult to read and follow - I often read the text boxes/bubbles out of order and was overwhelmed by the amount of visual information.
I'm not sure exactly what flipped the switch (I suspect my growing appetite for sci-fi stories) but this spring I decided to bite the comic bullet. I began with an adaptation of Ender's Game, Ender in Exile, because I really like the world building in Ender's Game, but was not a fan of the writing (I find Orson Scott Card often tells more than shows, undermining the emotional impact). Because comics are great for action and simplified character/dialogue, I figured by reading the comic version I could cut to the quick of the story without getting distracted by the writing. And thus began a new-found love affair with COMICS!
I'm happy to report that I am now a full-fledged comic enthusiast. I'm also downright inspired! I don't picture myself ever illustrating comics, but I admit that the writing part intrigues me. I've got a few ideas of my own floating around now, and maybe one day I'll be able to pin them down. For now, I'll stick to reading, thinking and collecting... It's all circling back to my trilogy idea. Some of what I've read below deals with similar themes and concepts. It's good to know what's already out there so I can keep crafting my story to be all the more my own.
Below are the series I've read so far (not counting one-off single issues). I was pretty picky initially, opting only for comics in my genres of choice (sci-fi or fantasy) with impeccable artwork. My tastes are already broadening, expanding and evolving. I'm finding I like series that I didn't think I would and enjoying artwork that originally turned me off. I'm growing.