“For me, language is a freedom. As soon as you have found the words with which to express something, you are no longer incoherent, you are no longer trapped by your own emotions, by your own experiences; you can describe them, you can tell them, you can bring them out of yourself and give them to somebody else. That is an enormously liberating experience, and it worries me that more and more people are learning not to use language; they’re giving in to the banalities of the television media and shrinking their vocabulary, shrinking their own way of using this fabulous tool that human beings have refined over so many centuries into this extremely sensitive instrument. I don’t want to make it crude, I don’t want to make it into shopping-list language, I don’t want to make it into simply an exchange of information: I want to make it into the subtle, emotional, intellectual, freeing thing that it is and that it can be.” Jeanette Winterson
bet i’m not the only artist/cartoonist who has more than a few “reference material & inspiration” blogs on tumblr. i haven’t shared this in a while, but for those interested i have a side blog called escupitajo which is all nature-themed source/inspiration material
i’m also now a contributor to getoffyrass - the open tumblr group of photo reference & inspiration by/for cartoonists/drawers. my posts are tagged “pbl" (posts by leah)
feeling kind of uninspired/empty right now so i’m gonna go ahead and make use of some of these archives for their intended purpose….
not sure how many other people have problems with this sort of thing, where not only do you remember all your dreams every night (and are to some extent lucid for many of them), but you are so equally immersed in your parallel “dream life” that you VERY often confuse memories of old dream events with memories of actual lived events (or vice versa - remembering the facts of my real “lived” life within a dream is usually how i figure out that i’m in the subconscious version of my reality). i mean, that sort of memory confusion between my separate, parallel lives can definitely lead to my feeling super bonkers every once in a while (but i suppose typically isn’t too much of a problem).
I did a short review of Eddie Wright & Jesse Balmer’s ongoing series “Tyranny of the Muse” for the comiXology blog, which you can read here.
Please note that although it (currently) mentions Harris Smith as having written the review, I actually wrote it and Harris is merely trying to steal my identity through various mind control techniques, AS PER USUAL.
been off the grid for a bit but now back on track — hello outstanding emails, tasks, and assignments, bye bye dysfunctional, unproductive idiot self. finally ready and able to meet some of my deadlines and respond to people in a timely manner again… i’m looking forward to wrapping up all the unfinished business of the last year and finally have a clean slate for the first time in a very long while. it’ll still take a number of weeks, but fingers crossed to not fucking up this time.
was feeling a little better this weekend about not getting a table (again) at the NYABF until i stumbled upon at least 3 or 4 tables in which 90% of the merch was just bootleg bart stuff (or even worse, “black bart”)
like ok, we get it, the 90s, ha ha
but like, you can all stop being lazy unoriginal fucks now, thanks!!!
luv it when middle-aged white dudes accuse me of getting served faster “cuz i’m cute.”
psh nah brah, i mean i know you’re jealous cuz my “good looks” are probably how i landed my very envious position in life doing data entry for minimum wage, but in this case i was just on the line several minutes earlier and ordered before you did. but what with the system being stacked against your type and all, i can understand why you are mad, i mean, 20 seconds IS a pretty long time to wait for the woman behind the deli counter to notice you and take your order, especially when there are only like 4 other people in front of you waiting to get served. life is truly unfair sometimes :,(