Behind the Scenes

Had a productive, but all from behind the scenes, day.  Got a little more done towards prepping the Northern Valentine.  Talked to Brian McKenzie a bit about the next two Electric Bird Noise releases.  Talked to Nic Slaton about the next slicnaton.  Got in the artwork for Astronaut Jane from Jason Strutz.  Got in the artwork for the new Remora from Joe Badon.  Wrote to Michael Walton about making sure I have the most up to date files for the new mwvm.  Assembled a bunch of mini comics.  So yeah, sexy stuff like that.

I’ve written a couple short stories lately.  I also have a few notebooks of short stories I never typed from 15 years ago.  I’m thinking about putting them up here as daily content after this current wave of Lost Kisses Daily finishes.  Let me know what you think of the idea.

Today I saw this article about a groundbreaking manga.  I think I might rip off some of his style ideas.  Photographing drawings rather than scanning them & intentionally making them not flat is pretty brilliant.  Of course I’m not sure how well it will reproduce with my printing technology, but there’s only one way to find out.

A couple of days ago I was talking about my problems with video stuff & the files definitely being way too big & all that.  Today I broke down & ordered one of those “class in a book” books about Adobe Premiere CS3 (the software I’m using).  So hopefully I’ll be able to make some slightly better video stuff in the future.  Also there’s some weird high pitched tinnitus type sound that my camera seems to pick up at times.  At first I thought it was just that I’m prone to that type of aural hallucination, but then Ben Collins pointed out hearing it in one of my videos.  I  need to check if it’s just in my videos in certain locations (i.e. my house has some weird electricity issues & I could see it being some kind of interference) or if it really is the camera.  If it really is the camera I guess I’ll need to decide what I want to do about another camera.

Last Night’s Dreams:
I’m listening to Joy Division’s Substance when a string of three songs I’ve never heard before comes on.  I’m trying to figure out if I know the songs as the lost lyrics from Ian’s notebooks & I think one might be “Overcrowding.”

Overcrowding (Ian Curtis 1979)
Faces pressed flat against glass windows,
Ten men in a room for two,
Censorship stops here,
No isolation,
Only detoxification.

Abnormal relations formed,
In corners & on floors,
Breathless, breeding & cramped on all fours
No view, no sense of time.

It was a strange way to go.

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