July 12, 2017

Thirty-five plus

If you happened to see me on the way to work or in a restaurant on a Tuesday (art night, yeah!) you would see a red cloth bag on my shoulder. It's from Dussman, a huge bookstore everyone knows, with a good English-language art graphic novel section. I carry the bag everywhere, and so far no one has asked me what is in it. Whenever I have a few minutes, I haul out my book to do some work. After a year, the book is now ​35+ pages of plans long. I have lots of time, but most of it is after a long day of work and childcare, and I don't have the energy. After 9 pm, the only thing I want to do these days is watch kung fu and action movies. I skipped Canada Day to see Wonder Woman at the Odeon on Hauptstrasse at ten p.m. 

Here is a scene from the middle of the book. The main character, Liv, gets pregnant after years of IVF treatments. This part takes place four months into the pregnancy, when she's at work. In the first scene, she finds blood on her underwear.

The reason I am not starting from the beginning is that the earliest pages are super-rough, like almost stick-figures. I thought I would draw sketch out the book roughly then go back in and do more detailed plans. Nope. You can see that progression even in these pages - the last few pages look more like comics than the first ones.

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If you have any comments or suggestions, I'm all ears. 


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