Matt and I, and our kids, Aldara and Jasper, are picking up and moving to France in September, for a year. In some ways, the difficulty of shifting a fully adult life under full steam to a new track adds to the thrill. We will have been parents almost 5 years, in this house 10 years, teaching at SVA 11 years, in NYC 12 years. It’s more than time, beyond time, for a change.
This is gonna totally screw with GraNoDraMo, and I’m only going for like 3 days, but I’m psyched anyway. My bags are packed for the first International Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, to be held November 9 – 12 at the Universidad de Alcalá, near Madrid. “The main objective of the conference is to […]
Click at left to read two short excerpts from La Perdida.
Carla arrives in Mexico for the first time.
Carla and Memo have it out, over Frida Kahlo, of all things.
Here are some of the early stages I went through to develop Carla’s look.
development notes for la Perdida This is a random assortment of notes and thumbs from the development of La Perdida that you might find interesting—note that most of it is written/drawn on recycled paper, thus the weird stuff bleeding through.
la Perdida cocktail Matt is a huge cocktail fanatic, and invented this amazing drink in honor of the la Perdida book release. Try it; you won’t be sorry. Well, maybe a little sorry if you have more than a couple. It’s delicious (and deceptively “quaffable”…might as well be called La Noche Perdida (the Lost Night)). […]
In 2006, when the graphic novel came out, I was asked by Largehearted Boy to put together a playlist for La Perdida. It’s a cool idea: try some of these. You’ll like them. I can’t write with music on. At least not music I care about, whether I like it or hate it. It’s ironic, […]
La Perdida was researched in the pre-digital era, so I have a big box full of fairly crappy photos that I used extensively. Here are a few of them, and some of the places they showed up. Note that, in general, I’m using the photo for visual notes, not exact composition.