If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that I’ve been an enthusiastic fan of Jon Adams’s work. His Truth Serum makes me want to just give up the whole “writing things that people might think are funny” thing, and his overall design ethic manages to be just retro-flavored enough without looking tired. Adams talks about his new book and getting into the New Yorker on his blog. You should read it and buy the book because he’s a goddamn national treasure.
A tip of the hat to some of the greats.
Today’s installment, when combined with Friday, make for something pretty important in the whole Lydia canon.
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Curious about what to buy this week? Well, there’s some comic book nerds that can help you out with that!
I found this on Luc LaTulippe’s twitter feed and was instantly smitten. My only real complaint is that the images should be larger without going in and selecting different sizes, but I feel that the internet is best viewed on a 55″ widescreen monitor. Still, for the scope of the project and how many screenshots are present, goddang!
14 hours door-to-door travel getting home, so I’m not in the best of moods. You probably know this if you follow me on Twitter.
Finally got to meet the internet’s own Dorian Wright along with Employees Tim and Aaron of Ralph’s Comic Corner. The amount of gossip concerning Mr. Michael Sterling and his (my lawyer says I have to call them “alleged”) abuses of their goodwill and supple young flesh was, frankly, a bit disconcerting.
I was on a panel about marketing your indie comic. It was all very sudden – I was brought in as a last-minute replacement for Shannon Wheeler – but I think everyone had a good time. BOOM!’s Chip Mosher quite rightly dominated the event and Heidi MacDonald’s feedback on how to get noticed by sites like The Beat was really great. Outside of reminding people that they’ve always got to hustle and they can’t act like they’re too hip to market themselves, I just kind of sat there and made farting noises with my hands, which seemed to work pretty well.
I said I wasn’t going to spend anything. $600 later, well…
It should be noted that a big chunk of that was me buying the original art from my two Cthulhu Tales stories from Joe Abraham, though, so I think that’s fair enough. Joe and I may be doing a thing. It’s all very vague at the moment but he wants to start drawing more and I’m always looking for artists to bend to my will. No, I will not give you his contact information, Chris Sims of the Action Age.
I’m very sure I’m going to miss some of you, but it was great to see Jenn, Paul, Darlene, Jodi, Ren, Sherri, Nate, J. Ho, Matt, Gillen, McKelvie, Marc, Layman, Starros, Jeff, Vendetti, Les, Ryan, Ryan’s Hot Wife (I hope she knows that we call her that,) Declan, Alex, Will, Dale, Tony, Andrew, Dafna, Ming, Katie, the Periscope gang, PJ, Sarah, Gardner, Chris, and especially Carla and Lance Hoffman, who looked really really terrific, even after everything they’ve been through.
Photos will be up sometime. I took maybe 50 or so.
I’ll be back next year. With The Rack and a table of its own.
Thanks, RJ White!