Wednesday 22 April 2015

Home from home, and other tree houses I spend my days in

So, this is something that I'm working on. The next wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy overdue issue of my petite offering to the world.  I figure It'll be done in a month or so, but who's t' say...  I'm always promising that I'll get to work, and then never moving anywhere near the right direction. But heck, its fun to dream anyhow.

trying to think of a subtitle for this one... maybe 'astronautically challenged' ll do.. Its gonna be mostly the tale of an astronaut, I'm reworking that ol 28 pager i put up a few weeks back on tumblr so it'll look more like this:
also gonna have some of my daily strips in... with added texture. But still, alas, yawnworthy.

Anyway, the real reason I'm even posting right now is because a few days ago I went to see this film. which I had damn high hopes for. which exceeded all those presuppositions I'd dwelled upon. in short the film was pretty damn perfect. go watch it, really. 

So its four hours (with an interval) and 99 percent black and white. and German.. yeah, its arthouse. Go watch. In content t'is just the stuff of life, with a splash of magic thrown in..  funny, sad and poignent,  this film made my flipping week.  I haven't seen the heimat television show (of which this is a prequel) but if I can find the thing (1980's german tv..?!). Edgar Reitz's life project is well worth the time methinks. heck, Werner Herzog even pops up near the end (as he's so wont to do these days..)


Thursday 16 April 2015

some stuff you don't need to know, (yawns incl gratis)

Playing with proper cartooning, drawing with ink. It can be nice at times.

Reading 'leaves of grass' by Walt Whitman.. I have some yawns, and then he'll bursts out with lines t' make the heart swell, but they're few and far...  Im still digging Frank O'haras 'meditations in an emergency', over and again. Fernando Pessoa travels with me in my bag most days.

JAUJA, a pretty (and pretty intense) film, I thought it was a damn fine piece.

I didn't like Noah Baumbach's latest (while we're young) so much, but it was at least entertaining.. nice piece from the soundtrack here:

Monday 6 April 2015

I have this map. Its a damn bad map, leading to over there. Left foot first.

And sometimes you just set off without a clue, and six pages in realise its all too clumsy. sketchbook stuff.

I just felt I maybe owed a post or something. A few weeks ago I went to berlin with my bud JJ a swell city, full of girls laughing at us... When I was younger I really enjoyed drawing cities, but these days I just walk and look, so no sketchbook pages from there Im 'fraid.. anyhow here I  am  fighting a great white emptiness ( I didn't win)..

blah blah blah.

At work I was introduced to this Portuguese music man. Its pretty and melancholy. 

      noiserv - Bullets on Parade