Sunday, August 17, 2014

Thoughts Of a Gadabout

             A Log of  Ramblings, Day to Day Travels,  and Contemplations                              


Yesterday I wound up buying a raccoon skull as my hunt for bones in  the woods resulted in nothing. However, I did find some old bottles in the forest which I plan to transform into antique vintage looking medicine bottles.

        How do you write a blog entry at 3:22 AM with no computer or internet access? You write on a flimsy note pad the size of your palm and hope you remember the sheets of paper once you tare them out and shove them in your pocket. Currently I sit here in upstate New York in the Catskills. I've been reading this one book that you may have heard about: Steal Like An Artist  by Austin Kleon. and it got me wondering about inspiration and it made me realize how it has been a while since I have felt that desire to research in all different aspects and fields. I used to feel when I was younger and dumber that I had some sort of noticeable intelligence but often I believe that it all came from a place of naive arrogance that I hopefully have shed off. Chances are I'm just as smart as I was then as I am now maybe just a little more experienced and with a clearer set of eyes. Sometimes I feel like the people who are truly smart are the people that have the most questions and admit they know the least.

Things have taken on a rather strange outlook these  last few days. Ever have an event that rings of an experience that had past a few years ago? Don't you sometimes feel you regress to the person you were back all those years ago? 
In other news I Swallowed A Fly continues to grow. I have made pins for that will be included in paid for copies of issue one. Recently, I visited Asbury Park and I found a location that seems willing to distribute the zine once it is finished. Of course part of me is wondering if I should just wait till I'm over the issue one hump until  I approach the outlet again since maybe reveling in relative obscurity is the best option when you are still  earning your wings...also on the flip side of that argument the more people you show your work to, the more feedback you can get. We'll just have to wait and see what option I take when I actually finish the damn thing in the first place.

                                                                                                             - Kristin

Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Little Introduction

            I have made attempts to start up a blog in the past, however my enthusiasm quickly waned when I realized that I might as well have been talking to a wall. Now, since things have changed a little, I have a small audience so it's time to start posting once more.  I'll do you a favor and cut out all the boring nonsense of introducing myself, chances are if you are reading this you already have a good idea of what I'm about and if not, well I'm sure that will become apparent over time.

            So lets dive right into it:

I'm currently in the process of two major projects. The first is Prisoner's Cinema, my main graphic novel in the works. The second is my zine and soon to be webcomic called I Swallowed A Fly.  For those of you that do not know what a zine is a zine is a small independent publication usually of writings, artworks, comics, or anything else the creator wants to be heard. They are usually made for and sold for cheap, produced by hand, and are like small pamphlets.
            I Swallowed A Fly will consist mostly of comics but also a dash of some contemplative ramblings, lone drawings, and social commentary. I'm also considering doing some interviews with some interesting fellows to add in.
With regards to Prisoner's Cineama, here's a run down of the plot:

            A man named Leon Chaille  is branded as a war criminal after an invention of his he made with the intentions of helping civilization was sold to the government and twisted to kill hundreds. He lives as a fugitive on the streets and is later captured where he is found to be dying of a terminal illness. Instead of executing him, he is left to rot on his death bed. Through sensory deprivation, Leon begins to hallucinate a world which is a projection of his life memories. The story follows him on his journey through his mind as he searches for a crucial memory he has locked within him but also in his search to seek some form of solace from events that shaped his life.

So what will this blog be used for? It will most likely be a assorted mix of many things but the central idea is focused on my projects and endeavors.
here's the lowdown of what is likely to come:

- Updates on projects (probably weekly)

- comic strips and pages

- Contemplations/ info articles on certain things that should be given attention to

- possible interviews.

Stick with me and I promise to fill your time wisely.

                                                                                                            --- Kristin Middleton