Don’t think I’m going to finish another book by the 31st, so here’s my summary of books read in 2020.
1. Sour Heart — Jenny Zhang
2. Monstress Vol. 2 — Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda (illustrator)
3. Pug Davis — Rebecca Sugar
* 4. How to Write an Autobiographical Novel — Alexander Chee
* 5. Junji Ito’s Cat Diary — Junji Ito
6. Are You Listening — Tillie Walden
7. Enter the Aardvark — Jessica Anthony
8. Uzumaki — Junji Ito
9. Death Stench Creeps — Junji Ito
10. Head Lopper Vol. 1 — Andrew Maclean
11. Beautiful Darkness —…
I joined the NYC chapter of Women in Animation this September, and hopped on their Discord server to find they were warming up for Inktober. But something’s going on with the Inktober thing, so thankfully WIA made a prompt list of their own this year!
These were all done in Procreate on my iPad, taking from 15 minutes to two hours, depending on how much I was feeling it. These are all obvs just sketches, and not finished works.
Their prompt list:
Here were my responses:
There’s nothing on the internet about Viking Husqvarna foot controls, so here.
This is a Viking Husqvarna 150. My mom got this in the early 80s before she had to deal with raising over-curious heathens like me. When I flew the nest in 2006 she let me take it.
The thing is like 40 lbs, built like a tank, and, while pretty dusty, I’m not surprised it still runs perfectly. You can tell it’s one of those objects that was built to last forever. I used it all the time, but one day it suddenly stopped running… the light was on when you flipped the switch, but the foot control did nothing. …
Based on a true story
Bookseller Dante, well-read and our friend,
Had carried a secret, could only pretend
That he had no ill-will, no desire to end
The bear in his bookstore in Brooklyn.
Now Bear loved the kids books, and he’d held his own
On the floor from day one. His stature had grown.
His own sort of vanguard of sales, he was known
As the bear in the bookstore of Brooklyn.
When plague came upon us, a COVID outpouring,
You’d think he’d have changed his routine, in good sporting.
But Bear kept on beckoning, hugging, absorbing
The love of the children of Brooklyn. …
I’m twelve days early for Hourly Comic Day, but I desperately needed a substitute for all the mad facebook posting and sharing I would have otherwise done. Whether or not boycotting social media would have made a huge impact, it was better for my personal well-being to stay away from the flood of negativity and sadness sporing from the events of inauguration day.
They’re not meant to be perfect, or even pretty. They just log what I was doing, and who I was doing it with. Enjoy. See you on February 1, for actual Hourly Comic Day.