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“Autobiography” (excerpt)

So I finished my Master of Fine Arts degree—technically as of March 31, although I’m still working on a couple of assistantships. But I got my diploma in the mail today.

This is one of the weirder things I did in grad school. It was a project I did for a Graphic Design Studio class, and the only stipulation was that you had to make a collection of… something. I chose to do a “collection” of twelve books that shaped who I am as a person. Not necessarily books that I still hold dear, but that really connected with me when I read them.

So, I call it an autobiography, although obviously it’s not. I decided to make a story scroll using clippings from these books, cut and pasted to build a NEW story (a creation story). I made scroll handles for it from wooden dowels (painted bronze) and bronze drawer handles on all four ends.

It was roughly 6¾ feet long if you completely unrolled the scroll, so I’ll only show the first bit here. You can click through to the Patreon page I posted it on a couple of years ago if you want to read the whole thing. I made it public so anyone can see it.

The books are (in no particular order): The Book of Job, translated by Stephen Mitchell; The Illustrated Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking; Cages by Dave McKean; Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood; Epileptic by David B; Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman; Hamlet’s Mill by Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechen; Justice League: A New Beginning by Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire; Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson; The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan W. Watts; and The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh & The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne. (The Pooh books are technically two separate volumes, so it’s really thirteen, but I now own a single-volume collection of them. I also read Justice League in the issues first, not TPB, so whatever.)

Enjoy! Or just kind of squint your eyes and wonder why this is something that graduate students spend their time doing. But hopefully you’ll enjoy it.

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Multiplex will be back on Monday

Syd

It’s only been a couple of months since I said goodbye to Punk and today my fiancée Karyn and I had to say goodbye to her cat Sydney. Like Punk, she was eighteen years old and had multiple long-term health issues.

I only knew her for the last eight of her years, and although we had a contentious start, and she never got along with Punk, we grew to have a special bond. In the last few months, she would sit on me as I slept and be the first thing I saw almost every morning. She was a very sweet, ridiculously affectionate cat, and we will both miss her.

Multiplex is taking a very short break. I’ll see you here Monday.


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Multiplex: Chapter 13 is now available!

Chapter 13 cover

The Multiplex: Chapter 13 eBook is now available. This PDF strips #264–286 from the Multiplex archives, plus about four pages of new material.

You can buy them instantly through Gumroad by clicking on the image above OR through the Multiplex Store if you want it to take longer.

Bonus comics for Chapter 14 have already been posted for Patreon and Kickstarter backers, but the ebook won’t arrive until next month. I did make one bonus comic from Chapter 14 public, though, so I could use it as an example of my hand-drawn comics work, so if you’re not already a backer, it’s new (and free) to you!


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Multiplex: Chapter 12 is now available!

Multiplex_Ch12_eBook cover

This is not Batman.

The Multiplex: Chapter 12 eBook is now available. This PDF strips #244–263 from the Multiplex archives, plus about five pages of new material, including two strips set on opening night of The Dark Knight!

You can buy them instantly through Gumroad by clicking on the image above OR through the Multiplex Store if you want it to take longer.

Bonus comics for Chapter 13 have already been posted for Patreon and Kickstarter backers, but the ebook won’t arrive until next month.


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