1. Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, by Joe Lambert. This was published last year but I read it for the first time in 2013. This is a beautiful book with a great mix of really simple storytelling and very exciting, new visual vocabulary. Lambert explains the “water”…
How do you balance creating comics with a day job? Personally I struggle to find the energy to draw after long days at work.
I’m a bit more used to the balancing act now that I’ve been doing it for about six years, but it can still be a struggle for me too. I had a full-time job when I started Nurse Nurse so time management has become ingrained in my process by necessity. Making a schedule and honoring it has been really important— I usually set a page goal each week and arrange my time around hitting that goal. But also taking care of myself and not going batshit cuckoo has to factor in there, too, so I need time to be social, not think about comics, exercise, goof off, etc. During the work week I try to find little pockets of time to do basic stuff when I don’t have the time/energy to take on a whole new page (like going to photocopy minis, send emails, write out notes on story, scan or clean something up). And lately I’ve found that I’m happier when I’m working or contributing to being able to work than when I’m not. So I’m basically always doing something.
I’ve been thinking about looking for a short-term assistant just to put the physical comics together for distros and work on my website and maybe put some original pages up for sale, because I’m spread a bit thin with finishing Operation Margarine. But I’m back and forth on it for lots of reasons.
AdHouse Books will be traveling to Brooklyn on November 9th to participate in Comic Arts Brooklyn.
(Image borrowed and altered from Koyama’s Tumblr post!)
For those not familiar, this is the show that rose up out of the ashes of the Brooklyn Comic and Graphics Fest. BCGF was always a monster (quality) of a show, so I expect no less from CAB. Per the image above we are still in the same upstairs room, but have moved across to the other wall to be a Koyama/DQ sammich. #yummy
Like Koyama Press, AdHouse Books is headed to Comic Arts Brooklyn on November 9. However, we are only debuting one new book!* (fingers crossed) B+F by Gregory Benton. (Also, pre-AdHouser Katie Skelly will be at table D33, so check out her Operation Margarine.)
*I lied! We’ll have the new ultra-limited edition catalog from Sterling Clinton Hundley’s show: The Spoils of Saint Hubris. Only three copies being brought, so act fast if interested.
Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple is our guest in this episode of “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.” His comics career began as part of the Meathaus gang, a loose collective of artists from the School of Visual Arts around the end of the 20th century—Brandon Graham and James Jean know the secret handshake. His work includes Pop Gun War, illustrating Jonathan Letham’s Omega the Unknown, the webcomic It Will All Hurt on SG12, and the newly released Delusional from Adhouse Books. He has been nominated for Eisner Awards, received a Xeric Grant, and earned a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators.