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December 28, 2008
I have a lot of books now, friends.I need to buy another book shelf now. And, I’m one of those guys who reads a book and keeps it. Y’know? Just in case I need to read a part again, or something. I keep buying/acquiring more. It’s sick. I don’t know what to do about this need I have. It must be because when I’m not at work or drawing I’m with Robin at a bookstore with a coffee in our little book greedy hands. I guess I could blame Robin for this. She is the same way. We both love to own books. But, her love for books is perverted. She likes to smell books, and sometimes when we are reading in bed I’ll catch her smelling the insides. Like some kind of weird little animal.
I have a big graphic novel collection now. Only the best comic artist’s books are allowed in my room. Except for some pretty bad mini-comics that I get in the mail occasionally. Those are pretty fun to read though. The strange xeroxed etchings of some weirdo I’ve never heard of or met. God bless them all! One of the best collections of today’s most talented cartoonists is a book put out quarterly by Fantagraphics called MOME. For the past 6 months I’ve been looking at these books in my local bookshops feeling like I was burning inside. I felt like such an loser outsider staring at these pages of today’s elite young cartoon superstars and feeling anger that I was not included (If you haven’t noticed from reading this blog before, I take personal offense when I’m not thought of as an “Exciting new artist”. Even though, I’m a nobody.I still think of other cartoonists around my age who have fame as my contemporaries.) in this book of Hip Cartoonists. I made it a mission to be included in MOME. I pestered them. I got a gig at the COMICS JOURNAL, and I’ve been working my butt off to be visible. I’ve sent the editor every new story I’ve drawn as I’ve drawn them. I will continue that too. It’s been a monthly thing to send Eric Reynolds a package and wait for his reply.
Guess what? Jules Fieffer was right when he said this past summer that you just have to keep at it, until the editors feel bad for you and grow weary of rejecting you. I’ll be in the next issue of MOME. I’m very excited. I did it. And now, I have to keep it up. Which is easy. I’ll just keep drawing.
Someday the people will gather in big numbers to see me.
At least, that’s what the ghost of my friend told me in my dream a couple of years ago. But, If I tell you that story, you’ll think I’m crazy!
Anyway, I went on the radio with John Porcellino, remember? Here is a link so you can listen to how it went.
|December 19th (Noah Van Sciver + John Porcellino)|
|December 19th – Local Shakedown (1st Hour)
Also! Jobing.com has posted their video featuring me. It’s kind of embarrassing for me to watch, but I don’t know. Maybe you want to watch it? Here is a quick untruth in that video.
1. I never went to art school. I took some painting classes at a community college by my old place in lakewood. I chalk that up to me being incredibly nervous during this interview.
Tune in next time for more video untruths!
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