Just found out that I was indeed included in Comics Sketchbooks, a book of comic artists edited by Steven Heller. Crumb, Katchor, Panter, Deitch, Chwast, Griffith are some of the other artists included. Wow!
The book has been out for a while but I've been living in another universe– hunkered in my bunker drawing and writing.
Change of pace last week. Spoke to an 8th grade class of St. John Vianney Regional School at the Tolerance Program hosted by the Institute for Jewish Christian Understanding at Muhlenberg College. Also went down memory lane– showed work and spoke at Kutztown Elementary School and Greenwich Elementary School. Great kids– interested and motivated. Enjoyed being a teacher for that little bit. Now back to my keypad and hopefully some drawing soon!
Here are some tips by a writer with a spare clean style. I like his work but know I've broken at least 4 of his rules. Must be that I'm reading John Steinbeck's East of Eden– a great book! (Oops, an exclamation mark!)
A nice present when I opened my mail today– the Polish cover of Mendel's Daughter. The book launch is in 2 months at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. Quicker than I imagined.
This is the address for info on the Polish edition (in Polish.)
Some Great advice from Kurt Vonnegut
I've halted work on coloring my pages ( shucks, I was having such a good time) and have begun to rewrite. I'm cutting a lot of the first part of the book and taking it in a different direction– developing characters and plot.
Many of the images I'm posting won't all be into the final book...
Hope you like 'em anyway.
It has been over a year since I put paintbrush to paper (and Photoshop pen to tablet) and am really enjoying it.