I’ve been away for awhile, and I apologize for that. Yes, there is another world out there, folks, and I got stuck in it, virtually ‘immersed’ ya might say. I had been working diligently on my memoir until a few weeks ago when I hit a patch of kryptonite and the old cosmic cloud servers went down, the creativity cable short-circuited, brain went on the blink. Thank God, though, cuz I thought for a while there it was me, a mind on the brink.
To while the time away when the words weren’t flowing, I returned to a problem I’ve been trying to solve for a couple of years now. How to make heartbreaking comics of staggering beauty without working up a sweat and wasting several light years on each panel? I’m not unlike Andy Warhol in that regard; when he was asked why he took up filmmaking he said, “Because all you have to do is push the button.” We’re talking comics based on Second Life avatars and virtual scenery here, though; so it’s no easy task.
Today it all came together for me. Through a series of miracle ingredients I came up with a style that is perfect for my work, and it takes me all the way back to my days as a painter in New York. Yep, I was a Pop artist in Manhattan during the Warhol era, even used to hang out at Max’s Kansas City with the Factory Workers to unwind. Just like comin’ home, baby. Now I can get started on that graphic novel I’ve been writing off and on for a few years, called Chromium and Juliette, a tragicomedy. :-)
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