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Editing February with El Camino by my side. Sleepless from all the TANGK!!

Been an interesting month as far as brain swelling goes and fantastic projects. Taft is nearly done, Tony sent me his final inks and Taylor "The Madman" Esposito slammed the lettered pages in my inbox with no delay. But it's Guilherme and his colors that are making these pages vibrant, explosive, a holiday discotheque! He and Tony are so kinetic. Hashtag...blessed.  I still have to proofread some things...if there's one thing I am, it's close to the story and I'm sure many of you know...reading the same thing over and over can be...taxing. But this creative family I have is keeping me going! Here's a few colored lovelies.

 






I spent every weekend in February with a gaggle of really insightful people as we drank deep from the cup of Shelly Bond and her 102 Editorial class, with the help of Cicely Blackwell. We had the privilege of learning from a master and digging into an upcoming project where we saw her editorial style firsthand and the honing of our editing voices! Get notified here for Ghost Arm! This in turn has given me an enhanced perspective and understanding of comics from the editorial side, for all intents and purposes it is darn close to what I have been doing the past 10 or so years but my whole problem has been getting organized, finding confidence, and putting my own knowledge to work. What I can say in this weird ramble is, if you're interested in upping you comic book creating and understanding, grab yourself a copy of Filth and Grammar. 


Comics though leads me to Leila del Duca...I can't talk about my comic book journey without her (and Joe Keatinge.) This is to say, she has a new Kickstarter campaign going for her book with Sarah Vaughn, SLEEPLESS: The Complete Collection. I collected this book when it was being published monthly and I found it a fantastic read. "In the kingdom of Harbeny, Lady “Poppy” Pyppenia is kept safe by her faithful Sleepless knight, Cyrenic. But when a new king is crowned, an assassin targets her, ushering in a dangerous chapter to her life. As Poppy and Cyrenic work to discover who wants her dead, they must navigate the treacherous waters of life at court--and of their growing feelings for one another."It's inspiring stuff and actually helped me find the courage to write my own romance story...more on that...some other time. 


Finally, my main man Tony Gregori announced a powerful Art Collective: El Camino Art A collective of working-class comic book artists from across the US; Ibrahim Moustafa, Brian Level, Tony Gregori, Justin Greenwood, Ramon VillalobosTalk about hosses. I can't wait to see them out on the road. Support them all. 


Good talking with you. Oh...one last thing, if you haven't checked out IDLES new album TANGK--get on it. Till next time. 

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