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Just finished re-reading Gotham Central book 1. What a combination of writers and artists! Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka are titans on their own, having transformed noir comics pretty much singlehandedly in the last twenty years, so having them tag team on a Batman police procedural title was a dream come true. Even years after the series wrapped up, this series is still pure pleasure to read
The art, by Michael Lark, perfectly suits the tone of the series. Brubaker works so well with Lark.
I'm going through a Biro phase at the moment and am burning through the ball point pens. I particularly like finding pens on the floor. It's very odd that I own lots of art materials and find the cheapest thing I can get my hands on is my weapon of choice. The only problem with them is that they take AGES to do fill-in colour, so this took me more than an hour to just colour in
I've just finished reading Grendel Omnibus 2, written by Matt Wagner and illustrated by Wagner and Tim Sale and this piece is inspired by that. I haven't really spent any time reading Grendel and only just realised that Grendel has been running for nearly 30 years. I didn't really enjoy the book as I thought the storytelling was erratic and inconsistent. This came as a surprise, because I've just been reading Matt Wagner's run on Madame Xanadu and his storyboarding and dialogue was outstanding.
This is in the subseries of Return to sender envelopes, biro drawings, and books that I've read.
Celebrating Lunar New Year. Tashi Delek! Happy Losar!
With a lucky money envelope inside.
Envelope from an Asian newspaper picked up at a Chinese restaurant on Chinese New Year (2/19). Chinese zodiac on the back. Various stamps and hearts (apropos of MailHEART 365), my new slogan. With Lunar New Year stamp.
We have had over 7 feet of snow here in the last 3 weeks. People can't even SEE their cars, much less drive them. The MBTA is slow, or closed, due to shortage of maintenance dollars. So, in case of a Snow Emergency, I'm mailing Ciara a box of Sno-Caps.
Naked Mail + Chocolate = Instant relief and smiles.
OK. I'll put a heart on it too. Mail heART 365-2 #1.
It is my very first amigurumi crochet heart, suspended in a bottle, with some chocolates, and mailed to my son.
On December 8, 2010, I mailed number 1 ("I HAD SHOES") to my daughter. That is 1531 days ago. Which means one mailing every 4.2 days (more or less). Which, for me, isn't bad. Considering work, doldrums, procrastination, vague loss of motivations, clutter, and storms, that isn't too bad at all.
So, the circle is complete. (My kids have been frequent recipients of other items in the 365 lineage, with good spirits and much laughter and fol-de-rol.)
Here are the pictures.
Oh yes. I joined the 5089 group. Whatever that's about. I like the nifty logo.
Aloha from EARTH.
What's next? More mailart!! Maybe another 4 year 365. I'm thinking of Mail heART 365, all hearts. But then, I'm not known for consistency. Stay tuned. Watch. And see.
This piece was sent to me with the trunk already stamped on the card. I was to build a scene around it. Not my proudest moment, this. The perspective is all wrong, double divider line was drawn on the wrong side of the truck... I FINALLY went with it anyway. This person has been waiting about six months to get it back. :/
To celebrate the wrap-up of our Zetti-style Mini Glue Book Round Robin, I sent all fellow participants this piece. It was created from the middle page spread in my own Mini Glue Book, whose theme was Bird's Eye View.