So the other day I did my kid comics workshop. It went pretty well in that nine comics were created in two hours. I could definitely see myself doing the workshop again given an opportunity. It was a lot more intense than I anticipated & there are tips I know to give kids now that I didn’t before. You know, like you write the words before drawing the bubble instead of trying to cram all the words in a tiny word balloon.
I did my reading of REH with Nick Marino (Super Haters) & it was pretty well received. I’ve been talking with Dan McCloskey (the guy who runs Cyberpunk Apocalypse House) about readings & how they really set the pace & tone of a comic for a better experience of the work. I have a tendency to read comics way too fast & at reading events things get slowed down & you notice the words. I’m not sure what to do with this new found information.
Last night I went to this traveling sketchbook thing that was pretty awesome. A couple thousand sketchbooks traveling across the country for people to check out. I bought one to submit next year when they start taking in new books.
I haven’t really been able to get any work done today for some reason. I think it’s my first day since I’ve been in Pittsburgh where I really felt like I couldn’t get anything done.
I held my guitar for a while, it was mostly frustrating. Sometimes a guitar just feels like a block of wood with some tuned wires on it & I can’t make it do anything interesting. I did around the second hour find what could maybe one day be a fifteen second long Remora song. We’ll see what happens to it.
Last Night’s Dream:
My dad wants me to upgrade his computer to have a solid state hard drive. When I open up the laptop it has a bay for a second hard drive that is completely empty. I can’t remember ever seeing a laptop with two hard drive bays before.