Jul 25 2010

A blog and a movie

Rosemary

Young Gabriel Gill, son of my pal and fellow author Geary Gravel, has started up a blog, festooned with his remarkable illustrations.

gabriel's front page

I’m hoping he’ll add some of his prose work as well.

But I must admit to being jealous that he has recently been to both Animation Camp and Graphic Novel Camp.  They did not have any such things when I was 13!

Of course, if they had, I doubt my parents would have understood the extreme importance of my attending them.

Come to think of it…. there were no graphic novels when I was 13.  Only comics. Yes, I’m that old.

In other news: Go see Inception.  I won’t post any spoilers (yet).  But I will say that it was brilliantly written, brilliantly executed.   I’ll say more at a slightly later date.

Sigh.  Must turn in soon, to be awake for the DayJob tomorrow.

But I will play some guitar first, so as not to forget that I’m capable of doing so.

not a 1971 gibson hummingbird custom.  just not.


Jul 7 2010

For your edification…

Rosemary

Too busy to post much of anything at the moment. Trying to write books, here!

But I include, for your viewing pleasure and possible puzzlement, 3 collages.

When Ann Zeddies, Geary Gravel, and I get together for a weekend, as we did a couple of weeks ago, it is traditional for us to create collages. Usually starting late at night, and proceeding until the wee hours of the morning. Fueled by creative frenzy, coffee, and champagne. In previous years, also chocolate, but we cut that out this year.

Method:

1. grab some magazines
2. rip out any image or phrase that appeals to you, even if you don’t know why. In fact, especially if you don’t know why.
3. Assemble into a single image.

The point is to not begin with any particular design in mind — don’t pick elements in order to make a statement; pick elements you like, and find out what statement is implied. The result can sometimes be lovely, sometimes disturbing, but often illuminating.

Voila!:

Click to embiggen

And they did say it was okay to post these (I asked to make certain), from:

Mr. Gravel:

collage 2010 GG

and Ann:

the other copy of this one had no glare, but was blurry!

Okay, I’ve spent too much time on this post — back to writing!


Jun 25 2010

Creativity has wasted no time in arriving…

Rosemary

I just got here, and look what Ann Zeddies already did:

Ann draws me reading "Chysalis", a story by Geary's son Gabe.

I like this picture. I should use it as my avatar!

Drawn on her iPad. Yes, she has an iPad.

I didn’t want one, until I held it. Now: tech lust!

[added later: if you don’t generally check the hovertext on the images I post here (and you should, you know!), you will have missed that “Chrysalis” is a short story by Gabriel Gill, the son of my pal and fellow author Geary Gravel]