Sunday, July 18, 2010
My Carl Jung story in the current issue of Mome was originally 20 pages instead of 19. This page, which was to go between pages 9 and 10, was thought to be a bit of a tangent from the story when I showed my roughs to friends. It was a hard one to let go, because I liked how the drawing was coming together, but sometimes that's what needs to happen.
When I roughed the story out, I used photos from the internet and Google maps for reference on the Cathedral and surrounding buildings. Between roughing it and finishing it, I squeezed a trip to Basel onto a Europe trip for more research. The only thing I would have changed was the first panel of this page. That is not Jung's school. I'm not sure where I got that from, but I was wrong. It turns out it didn't matter, since the page was cut.
Basel is a great city with a really good comic shop called Comix Shop (imagine that).
For the first time in a long time, I won't have a table in the small press area of Comic Con this year. I applied, but was rejected and wasn't given a reason why. So I'll be there only as a spectator on Friday and Saturday, shopping and saying hi to friends. It could be a relaxing and fun experience, but I'm not sure that relaxing and Comic Con go together.
Monday, July 12, 2010
I received a copy of Mome 19 in the mail today that has my new story, The Spiritual Crisis of Carl Jung in it. I'm very happy with the results which almost never happens with me. For once I don't wish I could redraw the entire thing. It's 19 pages and is a story about Jung's childhood, taken from his autobiography, Memories, Dreams, and Reflections. I worked on it on and off for over 4 years and even went to Basel, Switzerland to try and do some research. Here are the first 7 pages from the story: