In Flux

I’m working on a six page piece for the fourth issue of the Los Angeles zine Fluxion. More precisely, I’m FINALLY working on a six page piece for the fourth issue of the Los Angeles zine Fluxion. I’ve had my idea for a while, and its been roughed out, but I’ve been blocked on it — haven’t seemed to be able to find my entry point into the story. But I think I’ve finally worked out a structure that works though, and can finally get into drawing it. Writing comics is always the most challenging part for me – it doesn’t come naturally, I have to really work and revise drafts to come up with anything I’m happy with. Which is one reason I’m so slow. But “Border Crossings” seems finally underway, so I’ll post bits of it here as it progresses.

The piece is going to be part of an autobiographical suite that will make up either the second or the third issue of my comic book SHIRTLIFTER — not sure which one yet. I suppose it will all depend on what I happen to finish first. In any case, looking at my schedule, likely that there won’t be a second issue for a while — probably not until the new year. Especially since I’m still working on getting the first one distributed, and currently in a “fuck comics” kind of mood. I’m sure it’s temporary — I’ve been there before. But since the only advantage of not being able to do this full-time is control over my schedule and only doing comics when I want to, I may as well take advantage and ride out the storm.

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