…which is just a roundabout way of saying that I haven’t quite adjusted to the new year yet. The end of 2012 was a mad dash of holiday visiting and times with Nicole and Jack, then moving in to my new digs on Duke street, then getting back to work, part of which involved sorting out a new laptop and extracting work-related stuff from my Mac. Not to mention trying to get ahead of schedule on the webcomic, which is going reasonably well.
That said, the new year is treating me pretty well. I’m quite comfortable in my Duke street room, was able to squeeze a surprising amount of the stuff that I prefer to keep in it, and took the opportunity to get rid of some unnecessary junk at value village. My typical day involves sitting at my desk or on the bed and tapping away at the keyboard or scratching away on the Wacom while going through various series on Netflix. It’s like being in a kind of productive hibernation.
I should get off my ass and get back to running and meditating. One thing at a time, I suppose. At least I have been getting some reading done, most notably some books I got for Xmas: Corpse on the Imjin by Harvey Kurtzman, Came the Dawn by Wally Wood, The Year of the Beasts by Cecil Catellucci and Nate Powell, and The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. Coming up are Pete Townshend’s autobiography and volumes 3 and 4 of the new volumes of Love and Rockets.
I’m heading up to Kingston this weekend, with a quick stop in Toronto on the way, to visit Nicole for a couple of weeks. I also need to book tickets for the second annual trip back up with Jack on the train for his March break. It’s a 24 hour trip; good thing he likes the train!
I’m hoping to find a Jot Touch pressure sensitive stylus while in Toronto to see how it works with Sketchbook Pro on the iPad. SBPro is a pretty impressive drawing app and I could easily see myself using it for general sketching and roughs for comics, once I have a stylus that allows for more precision than the cheap pinky-sized thing I have now. I’ll post some results once there is something to post.
For now, back to drawing. Hope your new year is going well.