It's December, so here's the recap for November.
This is the six-page comic that Nathan Seabolt and I put together for the Sydney Comics Guild 2013 anthology. The theme was “the locked door”. I think the anthology is just going to be digital at this stage, but if it goes into print, I will be sure to post something about it here.
(NB If you're having trouble viewing it at the tiny size, go to my Flickr set to view larger versions of each page.)
I feel like October was a bit more productive but perhaps going to GRAPHIC made me feel that way. Certainly it was a bit harder because I didn't have my regular childcare slots for the first week or so because the email scheduling service I was using got a server upgrade and then, for some reason, stopped working altogether. And then there was the usual domestic and church tasks requiring my attention. (The church stuff was mostly to do with women's ministry, which I am quitting next year because that, in combination with Music Time, is too much for me.)
Since we're well into November, I should probably do an update. September was pretty much a write-off, creatively speaking, as well as August: it was the month that two sets of grandparents were out of the country and I focused most of my efforts on toilet training (and staying sane throughout toilet training) and other domestic bits and pieces. Oh, and a few volunteer jobs for church. And then the final week going into October was devoted to having a bit of a family holiday.
I wrote and drew a comic about SPD. Hope you enjoy it and find it useful.
(Now you know why I normally get other people to draw my comics!)
Sorry it's so small on this blog. If the size is driving you crazy, you can always view it as a slideshow in its Flickr set.
Update: Fixed the images. Hopefully they display better here.
Oh, I should also mention that this was made using Paper by 53 and Adobe Photoshop.
Yeah, this is going to be a post about toilet training. You may want to stop reading here.
I went to the GRAPHIC Festival this weekend at the Sydney Opera House and now my brain is buzzing with ideas and creative juices. But it is also overtired from Daylight Saving beginning and a lot of walking, so I'm going to have to make this quick! Here goes.
Hmm. Since we're well into September, I'd better post a working update for August. I feel like August was a bit of a write-off too, work-wise—mostly because of pregnancy things (which is pretty understandable). But looking over the month, I did get a few bits and pieces done. Given the state of my brain on pregnancy hormones, I regard this as being somewhat miraculous.
After doing so well with my once-a-week updates, this blog kind of ground to a halt. So sorry. As you probably gathered, something was up. I'm not sure if you realised what exactly, but I'm sure that those of you who have been waiting with baited breath to see if we would produce a sibling for Astrid have been expecting this.
So yes: I'm pregnant. I'm just on 14 weeks. The baby's due in early March 2014.
It was interesting going back and rereading what I had written when I announced my pregnancy with Astrid—what I had chosen to talk about and what I hadn't. This time, of course, it's all different. Here's a few things you might be interested in:
July wasn't that remarkable, work-wise, because I tried to take something of a break. However, personal stuff has also been going on—stuff that has meant that I've found it hard to concentrate and work on the stuff I normally work on. (I know that's not an excuse … *sigh*, etc.)
Anyway, for the sake of posting something for July, here's where things are at.
A way of funding writing in the future: pitch and idea and get people to support it.
Place where you can hire play equipment for parties, etc.
How to recalibrate the home button on your iPhone.
Unsolicited manuscripts accepted by Pan Macmillan with certain conditions.
Thought Balloon is a group blog in which the writers tackle a new theme every week? month? with one-page scripts. This URL is for their Phonogram ones.