Rainy day Labor Day weekend. We were going to have a little trip away, but part of it got rained out and the other part cancelled. Went to play racquetball, but apparently the courts are closed all weeks for refinishing. Sigh.
But life is good, and the cats are cute, and it’s raining but we’re dry inside.
Thursday I drove down with Mike Peterson (I illustrate newspaper serial stories he writes) to Albany to meet Mary Miller of the NYNPA NIE (New York News Publisher’s Association, Newspapers In Education). Which is nice, Mary is responsible for much of the grants for funding for theses stories, and I’d yet to meet her (and she’s a hoot). Oh, and, btw, contact Mike or Mary if you wish educational serials to run in YOUR paper.
My sweetie’s mom was up for the weekend. A day of driving, movies, food, and general conversation. but now I need a weekend to relax. 😉
Saw the new Woody Allen “Magic In The Moonlight,” which was a silly romance. I enjoy his films a lot, even the silly ones.
Oh, and I started a new painting. Just blocked it out, but I love “process” pictures, so I’m going to share it.
Met up with some writer friends last night, and they helped by tearing apart the intro of the comic-to-replace-One-Way-due-out-around-new-years. Overall it’s coming out great and I’ve been getting good feedback, I’m just working now to make it even stronger.
But most of the night was just cracking jokes and eating cookies until midnight. Which is about as close to perfection as I know it.
Writing, inking, racquetball, a bountiful CSA week, stretching canvases. My week: the usual.
A bright spot in the news (in contrast to the horror of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and the losses of both Robin Williams And Lauren Bacall, and the Middle East, and on and on), the first female ever won the Fields maths medal! Glad to see things shifting.
Just drew for the last local play this season. A thing where a bunch of us illustrators descended on the final tech rehearsal of the run of four local plays, drew, and then our drawings were hung during the run of the show. This week was a review of Johnny Cash. Fun! (if you like Johnny Cash)
I have a headache. No bloggy blog tonight.
I will be tabling in Minneapolis at Convergence SF/F Con this weekend! Come on by!
Weekend was filled with relaxing. Just kidding. It ended up being full of errands and cat number THREE really sick to the vet. I’ll be happy Wednesday when the Little Dee layout is to the printer and I get on a plane to Minneapolis. Finally relax. Maybe.
There was a discussion on Friday’s strip about relative time distortion issues, but, they are not actually an issue. There are no relativity effect. I should put that in the strip, but it was mentioned in the Higgs Drive description:
Further tests demonstrated that the HtNEI distorted the actual fabric of “dimension alpha” in such a way that the space in front of the HtNEI was pleated (for want of the actual mathematical term) in such a way that the clipper only interacted with a small fraction of the actual distance between origin and its terminus. FTL travel, without apparent relativity effects, was a side-effect of the function of the HtNEI.
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Monday was good. Met up with plein air buddies (first time since last summer) and we sat around painting and drawing and drinking tea. What a fun way to work!
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So, That’s the torque for you. now the fun begins.
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