Hello my RSS feeding crickets,
Sorry for the drought, but I haven't had too much news. I did want to
say that three of my drawings are in the new October Nickelodeon
Magazine. I have them all in the gallery section, but now you can also
see them in the magazine isle at the grocery store. I share a page with
the very talented Bob Flynn.
I've been having some problems with my book The Unsinkable Walker Bean
for the last couple months, someday I will share my woes to those who
want to listen. But... I'm excited to get back on that project really
soon... since I don't really see it as a project, and more a huge piece
of who I am. Wow. That sounds dark and cryptic... if you want to hear
something really messed up, read further...
So, my good friend Craig Thompson
stopped by a few nights ago on his way to Europe, and he was telling me
about how he's been trying to cure his hurting drawing hand. The
answer? Black widow venom, crushed praying mantis, and scorpion poison.
It's true. I'm not going to go further into it, because I told Craig I
wanted to tell people, and hope that the tales would grow themselves...
like those of John Henry and Paul Bunyan.
I did also see the first three basically finished chapters of his new book Habibi,
and without hesitation and with complete honesty, I have got to say it
might be the most beautifully drawn book I've ever seen. Page after
page. I shook my head in disbelief and was grinning ear to ear. I
can't wait for the whole world to see it.
Let's see... what else... Oh, I know! The Packers!
As my bio page says, I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin. And I've always
been a huge Packer fan. Today I had the pleasure of watching them
defeat the Minnesota Vikings at my midwest-home-away-from-home, Kettle of Fish.
I've been there for the last 4 Sundays watching the Packers go
undefeated 4-0. And... watching Brett Favre surpass Dan Marino's
Touchdown passing record of 420. Today Brett Favre topped it off with
an amazing 422. It was so fantastic. I look forward to watching the
rest of the season there, and I have really high hopes. It's going to
be an exciting season.
Thanks for putting up with my sporadic writing, and I will hopefully have some interesting news for you soon.