Summertime always seems to remind me that I am more lazy than I should be and a recent purchase of the Optic Nerve mini-series has reinforced this with some intensity. Adrian Tomine is one of my favorite artist and I am still blown away by the fact he was doing comics like the ones in this collection from when he was 18 to 21. Also it comes in a neat little box that contains all of the reprints of the 6 zines.
Even came with free stickers, hot damn!
This summer I need to get together my own comics and work on a new one and finally get it altogether in a nice little zine. No excuses this time, I am just getting older and it's one of the few things I have a passion for in this weird life of mine.
At least I've been doing some comics again recently but I need to get a cohesive idea of what I need to do and get it done before late August rolls around. I've passed so many personal mile stones lately but this is still one of the bigger ones to me, which seems funny and small but it's just something I have to do.
Also recently I've been listening to the leak of Veckatimest, Grizzly Bear's forthcoming album, obsessively. But it's having a weird affect on me at the same time. It's something so beautifully done that it brings back all of these old memories and feelings of places I am not anymore. The more I thought about this, I really want to do that with my comics and art one day. I am not expecting to accomplish this anytime soon but one day, that's what I want achieve.
The song Cheerleader , off of Veckatimest, gets me every time.
Also enjoying this fan video, I use to watch the incredible Mr.Limpet a lot as a kid.
I miss so many beautiful things and people but maybe this is just one of those facts of life.