It’s done. I just sent it off to the printers. It’s taken me four years to get through this stupid 86 page book. Difficult subject matter. Full color, because I take the time to intricately paint these little tiny frames and you should have to look upon them as they are. The artwork changes a little bit, as I was drawing my auto-bio stories a little differently back in 2010. I am not putting it out there for general release. Instead, I am printing a limited run, to be sold for 2 days at SpringCon 2014 ONLY. You won’t find this book on Amazon or Barnes and Noble and you won’t find it on the shelf at Big Brain. This is the most personal and difficult story I’ve ever written about my life. Nothing I write from now on could possibly match the anxiety of this single book. Even “Kmart Shoes” didn’t send me spiraling in a directionless depression for a year and a half like this book did. Here is the cover. It is simple and black and says it all.
And if you live in the Minneapolis area, you can drop by Altered Esthetics Art Gallery (Quincy street in North Minneapolis) on Friday, November 1st 2013 at 7 pm for the “RockInkRoll” book release and art show. My contribution is a 2 page auto bio piece about how my Mom warned Wendy and I about the dangers of ‘Acid Rock’. It is actually for sale at the art show for only $30 bucks! Framed and everything!
It’s been a rough summer. Three months of kidney problems, and I still have pain. Trying to plug away on the new book when I can, but it seems to be more difficult than before. Then my computer took a shit. I finally got it running again, but for how long? So yesterday’s comic and today’s comic are unpainted pages from the new book. I’m about 40 pages past this stuff so far. I added the pink just because.