June 29, 2010
Robert Crumb has his crosshatching and I have my watercolor washes.
This is a page from a story I sent to Eric Reynolds for MOME. He hasn’t gotten back to me yet about it, though, because I assume Fantagraphics is a complete madhouse. I’ll tell you if he accepts this story or not.
E-mailing Fantagraphics always stresses me out. To me they are like some club that I really want to be a part of. I remember when John Porcellino and I would walk around Denver a few years ago and he would tell me that he thought Fantagraphics would be a good fit for me. Then they gave me my first real break by publishing my cartoon interviews in The Comics Journal. After that I worked really, really hard to get published in MOME, and my hard work payed off. I love them. They’re the best. I think Porcellino was right.
So, here we go again: I’ve got a new story for them. Wish me luck my friends!
In other news I went to get an eye exam yesterday and was told once again that I’m in danger of developing Glaucoma down the road. It would be pretty ironic to have really messed up eyes when I need them to do what I do.
I did order new glasses though!