It seems like the more I work on something, the more I do other things, or get distracted in some way.
Case in point. I just got in a book I’d ordered recently about one of my favorite artists and started reading it right away. Again like the other 10 books on my ‘currently reading table’ its distracting me in a way but also inspiring me. Can’t win. I’ve been trying to keep my reading pile to under 10 books at once. I guess I just need to make some time to finish them off one by one. Anyone else have that problem?
Had to take some time off of work this week but managed to get a good amount done on the short stories collection book. (“The Adventures Of Doctor Xombie And Fiends“) All the stories seem ready to go. I’ve been fiddling around with Scrivener to format the e-book version. Still a ways to go on that though. I’d like to get the print version completed around the same time so I can release both at once. I’ll have to see how things go though. I’m usually pretty impatient so I might just release whichever is done as soon as its done. Let me know what you think in comments below.
The book I mentioned above definitely deserves another mention as I am LOVING it! This is one of the ‘Modern Masters’ series about great artists in comics. Walter “Walt” Simonson is probably best known for his runs on Thor. Simply beautiful artwork. The drawings (pencils and inks) are reproduced in black & white which really let you see the details up close. Inspiring.
[Click on the cover to the left and pick up a copy for yourself.]
I also have the Arthur Adams volume which you can’t go wrong with either. These have pretty in-depth interviews that won’t disappoint. Check out the other artists in the series as well. You might be surprised.
On a side note I am (while writing this article) moving my PLEX Server over to a slightly faster computer. PLEX is a media server which turns your computer into a library of videos and music which you can then watch on a smart TV in your house, or even across town if you set it up for that. I have a large DVD collection from years back so this makes it nice to be able to have everything easily accessible with a few clicks on the remote. And of course its another distraction from my writing and drawing projects, but hey. We all need a break now and then right?
Until next week…
May the 4th Be With You.