A new series of drawings I’m working on:
I’ve gone back to drawing very small. I was going through some of my older comics and found that I really missed all of those little, little lines I used to do when I had younger eyes. I just loved how those comics look. Over the years I’ve been slowly drawing bigger and looser. While I wasn’t unhappy with those results (see the three panel Max & Lily strips), I was missing the intensity of drawing so much in such a little space.
So that coupled with me yet again trying to unravel the mysteries of relationships by drawing a scenario over and over again with different characters in different settings, and you get blind rabbits.
In other words, a typical kris project.
I was five images into this piece before I realized that the pencil just wasn’t working for me. So, for posterity, I am placing those abandoned images here. I am now approaching the work with ink (Yay!) and will restart the serialization from the beginning.
As I sat in the coffeehouse, reading over the manuscript, I came across a forgotten piece I had written two years ago and never posted. It was my retelling of a Significant Moment in my life. It was written in typical kris-style: a bit wonky and funny/serious in a vain attempt to not be sentimental. But I liked it, impressing myself. Who knew I could write outside of a word balloon?
I was also taken aback by just how much of me is on those pages. For someone who tries to play it close to the vest, I was pretty forthcoming with the Inner Stuff. Then I wonder how, even after reading these pieces, some people never quite get that that is not fiction and are completely surprised when I behave the way I do. I mean, I’m pretty honest about how I am, even if it’s not written down.
So maybe, when I put this book out, I will simply call it the Kris Handbook and be done with it.
As promised, Grace, Chapter Twelve, pages 01 and 02 are up.
These pages are 100 and 101, thus making this book my first three digit project.
I’m already over it.