thoughts for january 2005

tweedletree and tweedledummy

Posted 12 years, 10 months ago

I’ve just added another book dummy, so now there are two! This one is called the arbor man.

sour dough

Posted 12 years, 10 months ago

It’s a shame about Schlotzky’s closing from financial woes. They had the best napkins.

honorable mentions

Posted 12 years, 10 months ago

I’ve gotten two kind mentions out there on the internets already—one from my friend Xian from Mintchaos.com, and another from my friend Ned from the Mercuriosity Shop. Xian was the one who constructed the site, and made all the nifty things like the fade-ins and the bubble thumbnails.

The most amazing part of this site, though, is the part you never see. It’s essentially the lower decks of inkyboy.com. Xian created a simple interface that enables me to add illustrations on my own (it generates the thumbnail almost automatically), put in thoughts simpler than Moveable Type, and allows you to send emails to me without going through Outlook. And Ned’s advice on image choices and subtle wording nuances was invaluable (and securing the nod from Admiral Fortuna is always a blessing). Thanks, everybody!

you can learn a lot from a dummy

Posted 12 years, 10 months ago

I finally got all the spreads up for the book dummy, bat brown: night-time detective. I made it a number of years ago. There are lots of things I’d change about it now, but getting it posted feels like some progress is being made. I have a number of stories that are in various stages of “dumminess”. I’m using this site (besides to generate illustration work) as a kind of workspace—to try out ideas, rearrange them. So keep on the lookout for more dummies. I’ll post them as soon as I can.

going crazy like a fox

Posted 12 years, 10 months ago

I’m still tweeking a bit, and I feel like this site is nearly presentable. Another project was added. It’s a fox mask.

assessing my spelling

Posted 12 years, 10 months ago

Hey, this is funny. On a conventional keyboard, the letters s and d are right next to each other. I just misspelled the word added.

painting with mud

Posted 12 years, 10 months ago

For those of you keeping score at home, I’ve just added a new illustration in the portfolio section called mudhead’s dance.

stinker

Posted 12 years, 10 months ago

Sometimes a title for a book just pops into my head, and gets the mind reeling with unlimited story possibilities. What do you think of Johannes Beans and the Breath of the Monkey’s Butt? Okay, well, they all can’t be good.

random newspaper clipping

Posted 12 years, 10 months ago