Monday, September 04, 2006


Well, it took turning the ringer off my phone, blocking out anyone who wanted a piece of me and doing my best to ignore distracting thoughts, but I transformed into a drawing MACHINE this weekend. Eight pages of pencilling, some of it actually quite good! Creezy.

So, that's the 16-page centerpiece story all pencilled out. Inking starts today.

Maybe I'll post some images tonight. Of the work, not my shit-eating grin.


On the subject of comics making me smile, I'm in love with Hikaru No Go from Yumi Hotta and Takeshi (Death Note) Obata. It's a fun kids book about the spirit of an ancient Go player haunting a 6th-7th grade kid and inspiring him to become the greatest Go player in the world. It's infectious. I think I read that the books inspired a youth-wide revival of Go. I almost want to learn to play. Obata's art is more stylized than in Death Note — or stylized differently — to fit the Dragonball Z type story, but the series is so similar to Death Note (ancient spirit haunts kid, testing and revealing his inner strengths and pitting him against curious genious kid) but with a more simplified moral debate, that it feels compatible while still seeming fresh. It's also ridiculously addictive. I've read the first three and can't wait to get more.


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