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#414: A Long Time Coming, Part Three

November 13, 2009

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #413: A Long Time Coming, Part Two

We're so close last night, and it's my giveaway, anyway, so I decided to extend the deadline for the Kickstarter project's $10,000 Challenge 'til tonight/Friday at midnight — exactly four weeks (28 days) from the end of the fundraising period!

Currently, I'm already going to give away five sets of the Memento parody mini-posters and buttons — but if we raise just $180 more today, I'll make it ten prize packs — doubling everyone's chances of winning. (Note: my math is bad. That might not be accurate.)

UPDATE: Well, geez, that was fast. Thank you, Mr. Clark. :)

You can still get yourself eligible to win one of the TEN prize backs by pledging before midnight tonight. I will notify the winners over the weekend. The winners have been notified!

A few people have asked me when their cards will be charged, so I wanted to reiterate this here: Your cards will be charged on December 12th at 1AM Eastern or shortly thereafter, when the funding period has ended.

Since we've got 28 days left to raise money (I cannot end it early), I may as well take advantage of that time, so I'm not eating ramen for two months straight!


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“Autobiography” (excerpt)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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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