Ever since I found out that my preliminary sketches for Two Cents Plain will be included in the upcoming book "Comics Sketchbooks," edited by Steven Heller, I've been thinking about all the changes I've made over the 4 years of working on the book. TCP is a graphic memoir, but as the book took shape, it felt more like a movie, with deleted scenes, alternate takes, new dialog...
In the next few weeks I'll be posting some of those pages .
Consider these pages a DVD extras. Hope you like 'em.
Just got back from a book signing and presentation at Books and Books in Bal Harbour, Florida. Met some people who knew me when I lived in back of the candy store. "You wouldn't remember. You were too young. Such a cute little boy."
I need to get back to work and complete the last page of "A Trip to the Movies."
But maybe I should stay away longer. Got some really nice reviews from Miami New Times, Seattle PI and a terrific review from the Boston Globe…
“Lemelman’s viewpoint is affectionate but not gauzy…The book tracks the transformation of the neighborhood from a kind of shtetl to one of uneasy racial mix. This is literary territory familiar to fans of Mordecai Richler and Saul Bellow; what Lemelman brings to it is artistry featuring a fine eye for detail, penmanship nuanced but never watery, and a stylistic fearlessness that can stuff pop art tropes, photography, and naturalism onto the same page.”