Originally posted on The Art of Lance Ward:
Couple of things: Arne(pronounced Ar-Nee) Carlson is spelled correctly last time I checked. That young woman who jumped on stage and showed off my beaten banner had the kind of character that we see too few of these days. I never even got her name.
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.