05/17/19 Diary: Things Abate Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Oh, and we’re listening to the Three Musketeers. The gender stuff hasn’t aged particularly well. First Strip Original Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 05/10/19 Diary: Magdalena 05/24/19 Diary: Birds and Skunks 5 Comments War Pig May 17, 2019 at 1:49 am 4 years ago Stone lithography is very labor intensive, not even counting the work of the artist to create the image. How expensive is it compared to some other print media? Christopher Baldwin May 17, 2019 at 9:34 am 4 years ago Oh, I’m not sure. Yes, probably expensive, but the residency is covering part of it (not sure how much) Peter Rogan May 17, 2019 at 4:02 pm 4 years ago Even after all this time, deadlines still hold a dark magic I can’t dispel. And it’s been nearly thirty years since I got out of the magazine editing game. Ninety-six blank pages to fill every month. And I was handing deadlines OUT to boot. But they are structure, skeletons to fill with flesh, and they demand action and attention and without them, the world seems flabby and formless, idle and uncompelled – and uncompelling. There are days I would give anything to be back at my desk on the phone and wheedling yet another article from a too-involved contributor who always delivers. Or in a planning session with the art department and a new 16 year-old artist from the local high school with a promising portfolio. Or even dealing with the distributors… well, there are limits to magic, too, as I was oppressively reminded. But these hooks will never leave my flesh, even if they don’t pull like they used to. Spellbound I shall remain, and the mention of ‘deadlines’ will prick up my ears and make me go stand in the firehouse where they’ll drape the harness over me, the doors will plunge open and it’s GO TIME. Ah. Sean K. May 17, 2019 at 10:32 pm 4 years ago I love the third row of panels! I’m so used to you drawing literal things in this diary comic that the metaphorical images really pop out. Randall R. Besch May 18, 2019 at 12:31 am 4 years ago I like these metaphoric cartoon images sums things up so quickly and neatly. A great burden lifted off your shoulders now so light you can lay back on the clouds. I can almost feel it from your inspired drawings. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.