Creative Lull

Got a new page up.  Pushing through a bit of a creative lull as I build some momentum to finish touch-ups on issue #1.  Thanksgiving and being under the weather have not helped.  Feeling almost back to normal though.  Hopefully things will go according to plan for once.

Music is a big part of my process.  I got a playlist I usually have on when I draw.  Comprised of a lot of Fall Out Boy (Alone Together, Champion, Last of the Real Ones, Immortals, Centuries), David Bowie (Kooks), George Michael (Careless Whisper), Dropkick Murphys (Don’t Tear Us Apart, Your Spirit’s Alive), Deep Purple (Anthem), Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (Love is Pain), Nightwish (End of All Hope), A3 (Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlife) Blue Oyster Cult (Nosferatu, Flaming Telepaths) Wonder Woman’s Theme from BVS and the Wrath of Wonder Woman from her solo movie.  I like to have at least fifteen songs on the list so it will be a good mix.

Getting ready to draw some sex scenes.  Going through the Kama Sutra stuff for some ideas on positions and techniques.  Annoying thing about that is I see all this fun stuff I kind of want to try.  Pretty out there and I could see potential for serious injury, but still am intrigued.  Drawback to being single.  Price of ambition, I suppose.

Thanksgiving

“May we get want we want…

May we get what we need…

But may we never get what we deserve.”

-Wonder Woman

 

Had the day off from work today.  Back to work for one more day then the weekend.  Hoping for a shorter day tomorrow.  Going to draw for a quick spell in a minute, didn’t do much of any earlier in the day.  Try to crank out the next page by Sunday night?Family gatherings and went to the movies.  Saw Murder on the Orient Express.  Liked it, especially how they addressed the reveal at the end.  A lot of changes from the book, but most of them made sense–combining the Doctor and the Colonel worked if only because it made it easier to keep track of the characters.  Think Kenneth Branagh put a bit too much of himself into the film, but overall it was enjoyable.  On Sunday I might try to get to seeing Justice League.  I wanted to see Thor: Ragnarok, but have just not really been that keen on it.  I don’t know why, but I just feel like Marvel in general has lost something…

 

Anyway, thinking on things to be thankful for.  I have squandered many chances to do great things, but I’m thankful that I have the will to try again.  To do better and greater things.  I’m thankful to be able to draw a comic but also keep going at it.  And think on the world.

My mother was trying to lecture me about God today and I was wondering a few things.  A few weeks ago I read about a guy with a genetic disorder who underwent a procedure where they basically injected corrective coding into him–probably a bit more complicated than that, but I’m trying not to get bogged down in technical details.  Basically they wrote a patch for his genetic code.

Even if you practice particular religion–I consider myself an absurdist and my mother is very Christian–you have to acknowledge a few things.  One, there are a myriad of things we have yet to understand about the human mind and body.  About the universe in general.  And we learn more everyday.  Or at least we could and often do.  How we come to that knowledge is irrelevant.  I don’t care if it is divine providence or our minds have evolved to comprehend such ideas.  Even if there is a divine being of some kind, why do you think they gave us the capacity to entertain such ideas?  Like any parental figure, I would expect they want to see us stand on our own and have little to do with the goings on in the world today.

I am thankful for the magnificent things mankind is capable of doing and comprehending.  I’m also thankful for the things we don’t know if only because it provides a glimpse into the myriad of things we could potentially do someday.  And most of all I am thankful to contemplate such ideas.