Friday, February 26, 2010

Backstage at The Comicon

A sneak peek at the Backstage at The Caribou comic Dan Mayzee and I have been working on. The first is the cover (check the Degas reference) sans logo and the next is when Michelle first meets Samantha sans text.

So excited. The first issue is almost finished and will hopefully be out by the summer.

Friday, February 12, 2010

networking, not working

WIth all the promotion around The Spark Singer and Backstage and various shows and trips, I feel increasingly that I don't have time to just sit down and WRITE.

It's a common problem, I think. But it seems like that time that used to go to holing myself up and losing myself in that creative space so often now goes to emails, phone calls, photos, website updates, event planning, and endless, endless, "networking."

I feel like to write you have to keep a little part of yourself secret. It's a hard balancing act when you're also trying to put your work (and yourself) out there. I feel like you have to develop a persona that's separate from the inner creator that sort of acts as the external face of that private part, but whose real job is to throw people off.

If any artists are reading this, do you experience this? With a modicum of success comes a titanic time-suck. Do you find it frustrating to carve out time to work on NEW work?

Friday, February 5, 2010

the dread legume

Posted about my harrowing brush with death over at MTW's Boston Healing Blog. Read about it there if you will.

It's an important message.