Monday, August 28, 2006

Food From The Sea inks done

The inks for "Food From The Sea" are complete, and Kazu's started coloring the pages. Look at that panel above, aren't his painting skills amazing? And I'm not just saying that because we're engaged! The process of collaborating with him has been wonderful, and it's opening up a lot of possibilities for the distant future. I can't wait to share the whole story with people!

Last night Kazu and I said a fond farewell to the McCloud family as they were about to embark on their epic 50 State Tour to promote Scott's highly-anticipated new book, "Making Comics". The idea of a 50 state tour sounds crazy and wonderful at the same time, so I'll be eagerly reading their tourblog as members of the whole family update everyone on their whereabouts. And you should too!

By the way, if anyone is in Washington, DC September 29 - November 12, be sure to go see the play "Nine Parts of Desire". I might've mentioned it on my blog before, but I saw an excerpt of Heather Raffo's wonderful play during my stay in Kentucky for the Women Writer's Conference. The performance is still very strong in my memory and I can't recommend it enough. She's also featured in this month's "O Magazine", so check that out too.

There's a new schedule for S&S2 now. It's planned to be out in June, 2007. It's a bit of a wait, but it'll be worth it (I hope!). So far the book is looking really good, and this year seems to be the year of getting better at art for me. Hopefully it'll show in the second book. Also the first book is on it's second print run, so thank you to everyone that bought a copy of the book!

And to cap off this post, for anyone I didn't tell yet... I finally have my driver's license. At the age of 26. ::phew::! And I watched Die Hard for the first time the other day. What can I say? I'm often a bit behind the times. My palms were sweaty and my heart beating from all the excitement, though! What an awesome movie, I just loved Bruce Willis' acting and the masterful way the whole story unfolded. Not much else going on otherwise. Back to the drawing board I go~

Monday, August 7, 2006

End to Chapter 8

Since stopping the last version of Reman Myth, I've gotten lots of emails asking what happened next and whether or not I'd finish off the chapter. I was going to reply to the latest email with my usual explanation, but then I realized I do have the script for the whole chapter written out as well as the pencilled page 18. So for those curious, you can now read my badly-written script for the end of chapter 8. Hopefully the next time you read new Rema material, it'll be in a book. Enjoy! =)

Friday, August 4, 2006

Shabu Shabu!

Tonight Kazu and I made some shabu shabu. It was awesome! Also, some beautiful work from a couple women I admire. Check out the lovely comic in the New York Times from Hope Larson, and the fantastic Chinese zodiac illustration from Jen Wang (who provided these links!) in Shojo Beat magazine. Also, if you haven't listened to it, someone recorded the Flight panel. Kazu talks about graphic novels and I think I say something about how much I love Flight. Informative and interesting if you're into graphic novels or comics in general!

In other news, Jellaby has a blog! Jellaby's such a friendly l'il monster, so be sure to visit it and add him to your friends list. Also... why are owls so funny looking?

Also, to Mom (cause I know you read this!): I'm sending you some cd's and prints, Linda Rondstat has a new album with Ann Savoy, I think you'll like it. I especially love track 6, "Plus Tu Tournes". =)

I guess I'd better get back to the comics!