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Bookends, or, 40s are the new awesome.

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.

A España.

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 […]

November 7th 2011

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La Perdida excerpts

Click at left to read two short excerpts from La Perdida. 

October 31st 2011

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La Perdida pages 11-17

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Carla arrives in Mexico for the first time. 

October 31st 2011

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La Perdida pages 99-107

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Carla and Memo have it out, over Frida Kahlo, of all things.

October 31st 2011

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the faces of Carla

Here are some of the early stages I went through to develop Carla’s look.

September 27th 2011

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development notes for la Perdida

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.

September 27th 2011

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la Perdida cocktail

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)). […]

September 27th 2011

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la Perdida playlist

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, […]

September 27th 2011

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La Perdida photo reference

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.

September 27th 2011

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