26 April 2008
Had a chat with Greg Gates at last week's launch of Bruce Mutard's book 'The Sacrifice' (see previous post) - and he mentioned again how he'd like for me to show more pages of my work (As I've stopped showing them until I've finished the whole stories.) - Well, upon thinking about it, I thought that it might be an ok idea for people to get a glimpse of the things I'm working on at the moment as a sort of 'I'm not dead, just working' scenario.
I've been working on a larger graphic novel in the background as some may know (tentatively named 'Oxygen' for now) and so far, has been a very slow project to finish due to its size & other factors Im working through in the project.
ALSO - At he same time, Im working on another series of books called 'DIGESTED' (of which I'm half way through the first book) - which are new short stories of mine from my diaries, observations, poems & thoughts (ie. The double meaning being: I've 'digested' these stories from my life, and life has in turn, 'digested' me.). The book is a kind of anthology of my most recent short work collected into volumes. One thing I've always struggled with as a consumer ( in regard to anthologies), is laying down money for a whole book of which I may only like the work of 1 or 2 contributors. So, Im banking on the idea that if people like my stuff, they'll like a whole book full of my short stories.
The book should be about 50+ pages. I'm aiming for the first volume of 'DIGESTED' to be printed at the year's end (or early next year, at the latest) .
Here's an (unlettered/untoned) page from 'DIGESTED'...
DIGESTED: 'FIRST DATE' (ink only) : Pg4 of 6.