Follow up to my last post. I’ve been doodling a bit more, but closer to 15 minutes a day. Nothing really worth scanning and sharing though.
2013 has been, so far, the year that I got my shit together. Seriously. It might not seem like it since my blog and comics have been more barren than ever. That is because my energies were spent elsewhere. I really had lost control of my life and myself for a time that went longer than expected. I’ve mostly sorted myself out of that sticky, stinky, rotting mess now though. And I find myself with more time and energy to use on arts, but no motivation. Well, I do have some motivation. I want to, but apparently not enough to fully commit to it. I end up obsessing about the results, not the process.
It will probably be a long time before I create comics regularly again(I wouldn’t be surprise if nobody remembers be ever doing that). I’m not even sure if comics are the right medium for me anymore. However, I feel like most of the problem is that I lost the habit of creating. While I do believe that creativity can be cyclical, and taking breaks help, I don’t believe in pure and almost divine “inspiration”. Sometimes you’ve got to push it whether it’s there or not, sometimes you have to create it as well. So I set myself a goal of working on comics, or drawing, or writing everyday, between 30 and 60 minutes as a minimum. I’ll try to post an update here each day or few as well. Like that I may be more likely to stick to it.
I’m doing commissions from now til forever! I need to make some extra cash to help fund my study abroad trip to Brisbane next spring, so I can buy food and gifts for my family. Please consider buying! Prices are negotiable!!
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most private thing im willing to admit: im not good at estimating how much pasta is enough for one person
there’s a tool for that
why is it shaped like a horse
"im so hungry i could eat a horse"
so the other three holes are when you’re so hungry you could become a cannibal?
if a tree draws in a forest and doesnt post it for anyone to see is it still productive
If it’s drawing on paper it’s raising ethical questions as well
I did things in my 30s that were ignored by the world, that could have been quickly labeled a failure. Here’s a classic example; in 1974 I did a movie called Phantom of the Paradise. Phantom of the Paradise, which was a huge flop in this country. There were only two cities in the world where it had any real success: Winnipeg, in Canada, and Paris, France. So, okay, let’s write it off as a failure. Maybe you could do that.
But all of the sudden, I’m in Mexico, and a 16-year-old boy comes up to me at a concert with an album - a Phantom of the Paradise soundtrack- and asks me to sign it. I sign it. Evidently I was nice to him and we had a nice little conversation. I don’t remember the moment, I remember signing the album (I don’t know if I think I remember or if I actually remember). But this little 14 or 16, whatever old this guy was… Well I know who the guy is now because I’m writing a musical based on Pan’s Labyrinth; it’s Guillermo del Toro.
The work that I’ve done with Daft Punk it’s totally related to them seeing Phantom of the Paradise 20 times and deciding they’re going to reach out to this 70-year-old songwriter to get involved in an album called Random Access Memories.
So, what is the lesson in that? The lesson for me is being very careful about what you label a failure in your life. Be careful about throwing something in the round file as garbage because you may find that it’s the headwaters of a relationship that you can’t even imagine it’s coming in your future.
I need new characters that truly inhabit me
That feel like people, not inventions
That lead my friends to doubt my sanity
I need a restless mind to write
Works in progress that will probably never made it to the finish line.