F THIS SUMMER.

Fri 8/17/2007

I am SO SICK of this summer. I can't even express how much I want it to be over.... I'm sick of sweating, I'm sick of trying to fall asleep with a fan blowing on me, and I'm sick of living and working in this windowless hell hole!!!

Somehow all of these feelings have been heightened by the fact that I spend my days drawing the story of a much happier summer from years ago.

If THIS summer ever turns up in one of my autobiographical comics, it will be easily summarized in a single panel. There will be a picture of me, sweating at my drawing board with an angry grimace on my face, no windows in the background, with a caption reading something like, "I drew CONSTANTLY and read stacks and stacks of books. Anything to keep my mind distracted from my soul-crippling heartache." This panel will be sandwiched between two sections with their seasonal themes reversed: all the important things for me that ended in the Spring and all the exciting new changes that began in the Fall.

I guess this is as good a time as any to "officially announce" that my best friend Gabe is moving to New York this Fall. I didn't want to post about it prematurely and then have him back out... But at this point, he's moved out of his apartment, given notice at work and bought a plane ticket, so I think it's official: The GCB in the NYC!

We're going to get a place together, which is going to be EPIC. And I'll tell you this much: my room is going to have a goddamned WINDOW! Seriously though, I think living with Gabe again is going to be totally fun, especially in New York. And at this point, it's about the only thing that's keeping me going!

7 comments on this entry

I thought you were pretty much insane getting a windowless place, but I guess it was probably great for rent. Anyway, as another man who had a great spring, shitty summer, and is looking forward to a better fall, I wish you the best!

hope things work out better for you.

wow... sorry to hear things are so bleak but as you have said there is (at the very least) a ray of hope. Wonderful that you will have a partner soon allowing you to upgrade your situation. Conquer this until then. I wish you only the best.

Jewett Aug17

I thought it was a nice summer. Of course I have three windows and an air conditioner in my art room. Heh-heh.

It'll get better. It has to!

Arlene Aug17

you will not believe the difference it will make in your overall psyche once your living situation improves and your best friend is there with you to enjoy the ups and weather through the downs with you in this godforsaken city!!!

i went through that transformation myself after our move this past may :-))

hang in there and set your sights on the near future that's rapidly approaching with this coming fall!!!

stephanie Aug17

AGGGH. Thanks everyone... I'm a bit embarrassed by this post... It was quite literally written in the HEAT of the moment, while I was feeling crappy and downtrodden late last night.

Needless to say, I felt a bit better after a cold shower and a few hours sleep. I should only write blog entries in the morning!

Alec Aug17

this has also been the summer of my discontent. i truly feel you. although i had many windows... but everyone and their mother can tell how insane i went by the fact that i'm pretty much bald now.... :(

erica lee Aug20

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