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26. 30 January 1969

It has to dry before I can color it and then send it to the states in time for the Exhibition at the Nucleus gallery.

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27. Beatles progress

I just had to have a sax player

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28. Beatles progress

Doing a piece for the All together exhibition at Gallert Nucleus, it's all about the beatles.

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29. Offline, the accordion style companion

For sale at STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL COMICS FESTIVAL 2012 this weekend, Kulturhuset table 53 Sanatorium förlag It will be available in my online shop later next week.

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30. postcard book progress 7

I will return when it's printed in a week or so...

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31. postcard book progress 5

Not the best format for blogger, but hopefully it will work fine in print.. after color is added

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32. postcard book progress 2

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33. postcard book progress

This will hopefully end up as a postcard book you could see it as a warm up for the next book, stay tuned...

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34. Broadside

Another progress thing, going for the full meter.

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35. Happy new year

some shading to follow, scanning is a pain....

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36. the daily news

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37. Half way mark

As people have asked I let the ink bottle be part of the image (it's american eel from noodlers ink, hard to come by on this side of the pond)

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38. More ink

Not to much drawing being done over the holiday just in the early mornings, the afternoon is all eating.

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39. A Last Hurrah for 2011

Okay so I’ve recovered from the Thanksgiving holiday and now gearing up for the end of the year. With the winding down, I always reflect on my goals and the progress that I made.

I officially made 2011, a year of spaciousness. Ha, much easier said than done for sure but one thing I’m proud of is that I didn’t get stressed out about my novel progress or even worse compare myself to other writers — because we all know that’s a losing battle. Considering some of the things I’ve went through this year and the day job craziness, the fact that I’m still writing is a small miracle.

We still have a last hurrah for 2011: A good month to go and as you NanNo champions already know, a lot of writing can happen in 30 days.

The good news is that I will be finished with my novel by December 31st. The not so bad news is that I know in my heart that I will probably need another revision pass and some beta readers before I can start my submission process.

Still happy about my progress though thanks in part to Operation 50/50. My plot changed significantly in the last third of my novel and I had to totally rewrite it. This is the part that needs the most revision focus. But my all of my characters have deepened and my protagonist has evolved so much since January — she is a complicated creature and I love it. As a writer, I can’t ask for more.

As for 2012, it’s going to be an exciting year. I’ve got some exciting trips to Hawaii and Italy planned and I’m looking forward to starting the agent submission process. This will be my second time around and I’ve learned so much from my past experience. We’ll see! :)

So writer friends, what about you? Are you going to make your 2011 goals for your novel projects? Have you been thinking about 2012 and what you want to accomplish?

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40. big bomb

Now in color

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41. Large bomb

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42. Hello John got a new motor?

Work in progress

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43. Writing Through Sadness

I consider myself a naturally bubbly person but in the recent past I stumbled into a deep valley of blues.

I was sad for several weeks due to personal circumstances and honestly writing this blog and reading and commenting on your blogs were two things that helped me through this dismal period. So I appreciate that more than you know.

Here’s the thing: As a writer, it’s very hard to create when sadness is heavy in your heart. It was true for me. I didn’t write much at all during this time and this only added to my already distressed emotional state.

Writing is hard enough without the added burden of emotional distress. The cause of the sadness — whether it’s heartbreak, loss of a loved one, or other personal circumstances — the feeling is real and can’t be ignored.

As writers, our creation starts in our minds and if our minds are muddled with mental distractions, we really can’t do our best writing. We can try of course but it can be hard writing through sadness.

But there are ways that can help you cope until you can clear your mind and find your way. The following things helped me:

Be in the feeling. This may sound counter-intuitive but suppressing the sadness only temporarily buries it. Until you face it head-on, it will stay with you. I’ve found facing your sadness and accepting it is the first step to moving past it.

Know all things are temporary. Things may seem bad now but nothing stays static. Everything is always in motion. Believe that this is also the case in your situation. Nothing lasts forever.

Ask for support. Don’t be afraid to ask friends and family for help. Ironically, until you ask, the people who love you the most may not even know there’s a problem. And seriously, don’t be afraid to take it step further and talk to a therapist.

Focus on what’s good. Although there are bad things going on in your life now, if you look deep enough, you can *always* find good things. Focus on those things and be grateful for them.

Pamper Yourself. Whether it be a bubble bath, a manicure or even the simple act of surrounding yourself with beauty like flowers or scented candles, do it for yourself. You deserve it.

The good news is that I’m feeling much better and I’ve found my way back to my writing. Operation 50/50 is just one of the ways I’m connecting back to my novel project.

For me, the lesson that I’ve learned during this time is that for every shadowed valley there is also a bright hilltop. And when you travel back up that slope and bask in the warmth of the sun, the writing will be there waiting for you.

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44. lines lines lines

Work in progress, it made my hand hurt inking this one..

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45. In the evening lines are drawn

Spending my evening together with this wast spread, not sure what scenes to add.

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46. Light at the end of the tunnel

I might be able to finish this spread before I leave for Gothenburg next week (it's the annual Swedish book fair)

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47. pleasures of the hunt

I managed to finish my first book without putting any of my kids in it, I will not make the same mistake in this last piece. I guess I will be finished soon.

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48. the present


One nation under a groove
the Heist
Frutti di mare
Sheep herding
Tin pan alley
Or see it in even larger version at: http://zoom.it/z3tY

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49. A Zed and Two Noughts

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50. Illusions of Progress

One more gift from Peter H. Reynold’s workshop last summer:

I.O.P, or “Illusions of Progress.”  Now, for some this may have a negative connotation.  An illusion of progress, as opposed to the real thing… could sound like busywork.  But it’s Peter’s view (and I agree) that I.O.P. can be a great motivator.

Look! I already have a…

- Chapter done
- Page written
- Outline drafted
- Book jacket idea

… I’m halfway there!

Well, maybe not halfway – but far enough along to make it worthwhile continuing.

Here are a few of my I.O.P’s…

- A rough draft
- A title
- Notes compiled on a subject
- Research on other books on the subject
- A few lines that establish “voice”
- A related list of any kind

What I.O.P.’s keep you going?

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