I Heard Emil Ferris speak yesterday at Pratt’s Comic Convention. Her new book My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is on my reading list. Everyone who has read it insists that I do the same, so I bought it. After the lecture she and I had a brief but inspiring conversation. It seems we share the same sense of humor, which is rare. Although the book would fall into the category of graphic novels, the format is more sketch book. This is a great departure from traditional graphic novels and a good source for alternatives book making. My residency at ESKFF Foundation over at MANA involves a form of book making, so needless to say this is perfect. Very inspiring.
I am doing another cover for the series of poetry chapbooks for Business Bear Press. I will post them when I get the OK. Just finished one on Sheep.
Nearing the end of a very interesting semester. It has been a real eye opener. New curriculum, new boss, new renovations, new placement of classrooms, etc. Hopefully by the end of next semester we will be somewhat stable enough to start feeling a bit more comfortable. I have been at Pratt a long time and experiencing such dramatic changes all at once is unsettling. But like Emil Ferris, I am a survivor. And I started reading her book. So far it’s very cool.
Stay tuned. There will be more….