Oops, I didn’t do my weekly reminder of True Loves 3 being up.
Last weekend I was playing with my niece and nephew all weekend and afterwards I was thinking how weird it is that it is only acceptable for adults play in very specific ways. Jogging is okay, but galloping? Who is that weirdo? Climbing mountains is okay, but climbing a tree? Dancing in a club is okay, but dancing in the street? We need to play more.
I drew some more North Vancouver houses. I need to figure out how to represent steepness.
There is a new True Loves 3, with one of my favourite lines in the book. It still cracks me up every time. Don’t forget that you can buy the book, and more, over in the store.
I did push ahead and finish Gold Card. After I finished it, I realized that back in 2007 when I drew the first part I was still at my previous dayjob. And so the parking lot is inspired by the parking lot there. But then when they go inside, in the part I drew this week, it inspired by the office I currently work in. Secret time travel/teleportation!
Here is a comic about the noises from our neighbours.
Another North Van house.
A house that isn’t in North Van, but Manien and I would live there.
What else? Not too much. My desk is a mess. Just got the new Broken Pencil, which has my column Jason and the Comics in it. The current one is about finishing True Loves. It is possible that I felt compelled to work on this comic from 2007 that I never finished.
Did I mention buying John Campbell’s interesting comic about his DMT experiences? I quite enjoyed it and it is available for “pay what you want”.
This week I was doing some drawings of houses in North Vancouver, using Google Street View. It just may be helping me work up to a project I want to do at some point.
New True Loves 3 is up. Back with True now. Don’t forget that you can order the book, and other things from the store.
I was in Montreal over the weekend for my old pal Jesse’s wedding. We realized we hadn’t seen each other in person since my wedding (7 years ago tomorrow), but it felt like it was just last week. It was great to meet his wife and her daughter and to see them get married, to see how crazy they are about each other. LOVE.
A number of my old university gang were also there, so it was like a reunion. And my older brother was there with his family, so it was great to see them! On Sunday my brother and I wandered around Montreal with another old pal from Guelph who is living in Montreal. I sure do enjoy that city. I have bit of a crush on Montreal. Shh, don’t tell Vancouver.
I have been doing these drawings this week where I can just zone out and listen to a podcast and… draw lots of leaves. The same thing as when I would draw debris photos or Mega-j with lots of hatching. I was looking at plants on a sunny day and vivid repeated patterns were almost hallucinatory for me, and I thought I would try to capture that in a drawing.
On Monday while I was drawing I was listening to this Nerdist talk with the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer about Cloud Atlas. And then on Tuesday I was listening to this Peter Greenaway talk about the re-inventing cinema. In both there was interesting discussion of how the conventions of film have become so incredibly limited.
Here are my forest drawings.
A while ago I was looking at the symbolic meanings of colours in my Dictionary of Symbols, and I liked something in the meanings of blue and thought I should draw a blue person. At some point that became I should draw a blue elf.
When I finished the first drawing, I thought the elf and astronaut looked too big. I asked Manien what blue elf would be in Afrikaans and she said “die blou kabouter”.
And here is a song from the 80s that popped into my head out of nowhere. It was only now as I sang it in my head that I realized what the title meant. Have no money.
On the weekend I clicked on the link to True Loves 2 on my site for some reason, and was led to a nice little message saying Serializer was no longer online. Whoops. So I moved it over here to Webcomicsnation. I guess I should figure out comicpress or something.
On the topic of True Loves, the new instalment of True Loves 3 is up. You should go buy the books at the store while we’re still on that topic.
On to other topics. Did I mention that I am going to put together an issue of Vinegar at some point that will be called Finishing True Loves? These comics will be in that. A comic about feeling unstuck in time. And further on that theme, reflecting on lessons learned back in grade six that always stuck with me.
I seem to still be struggling to fully shake this cold. This has not helped me get all productive. But nonetheless, there is a new True Loves 3 up. And you should all go order your books from the store too. Seriously. DO IT. Here is a little comic I drew today about something that happened today.
A drawing I did from another of those photos, while listening to this nice WTF chat with Iggy Pop. It seemed like they could have used at least another hour!
A while back I came across this video (and probably posted it already) and thought I wish they would make a movie this original and awesome looking.
And then the other day I came across another video by them, which was also a supercool little world unto itself.
This made me wonder who the heck made these awesome videos. Turns out it was We Were Monkeys, from Montreal, I think. Their website led to this short film. Also cool. Someone give them money to make a full movie.
Home sick from the dayjob. That doesn’t happen often. I watched three movies. And that’s about all.
There is a new True Loves 3 up. This brings us to page 100 of 120. You can of course get the whole book at the store for ten bucks.
Here are a couple of comics about a situation in our house this summer.
Hey look, new Die Antwoord video. Creepy and dirty as ever!
And a new Postal Service song? What the heck?! Apparently it was part of the 10th anniversary edition of “Give Up”. I still listen to that album regularly.
I recently realized there was another Julee Cruise album put out shortly after “Floating Into the Night”, also with David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti. While purchasing that, I saw more recent music done with DJ Dmitry.