November 28, 2011
A few years ago I did this mini comic called “The Hypo.” It amounts to an early, failed attempt at tackling the book I too vaguely had in mind. I knew that I wanted to do a book about Lincoln but I hadn’t worked all of the details out. I originally wanted to start the story further back in time to 1830 (My book now begins in 1837) and begin it with this story of Lincoln rescuing his dog.
It is hard for me to look at this stuff. What a horrible struggle in every single way. Here’s an excerpt.
November 16, 2011
November 10, 2011
I’m back in Denver from Minneapolis, which was the best trip I took this year. MIX is a really great show and a lot of fun. I’m slowly getting back to work on The Hypo and hopefully will be finishing it pretty soon. Every time I leave town I get asked a ton about my book, which is good! I am glad that word is spreading about it. I’ve started daydreaming about setting up signings in different cities for it when it’s out. And imagining the flyers I’ll get to draw to promote it. I hope it all turns out okay. I really have been working hard.
Here is a picture of me with a woman I don’t know, Zak Sally, Julia Wertz and John p. in Minneapolis. I stole this from somebody’s site. I’m holding a copy of Zak’s new book of Sammy the Mouse comics which is amazing!
And here I am doing a live TCJ talkies interview with Marinaomi and Mike Dawson.
Here are two pages from a chapter of The Hypo that I’m currently working on. It takes place in the August of 1841.
Thanks for reading!