When deadlines collide!

Wed 8/24/2011

Last week I drew a comic for Vermont's weekly paper, 7 Days, in which they asked a bunch of professors what they did over their summer vacation. My comic is called "A Busman's Holiday" and it went online today along with contributions from some other Vermont college professors. If you read the comic, you can see the insane number of projects I have been juggling this summer.

I had a huge productivity spike after the summer workshops ended, but I have still been feeling really stressed out lately. Finally yesterday I figured out why! Because EVERYTHING IS DUE ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Check out the beginning of my September:

  • September 2nd: Orientation for CCS, also the opening of The Men of Steel: The Editorial Cartoon Collection of E. Howard Goodwin, an art show that I am putting together of my grandfather's cartoon collection. We hung the show yesterday, and I have been working on a 36 page booklet that goes along with the exhibit (more on this later!) I will also be giving a talk about the exhibit that night.
  • September 6th: First day of school at CCS! I will once again be teaching Professional Practices and co-teaching Publication Workshop with Jon Chad
  • September 9th: Jon Chad, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Jen Vaughn and I will all have comic art up in a show at the AVA Gallery in Lebanon, New Hampshire which opens this night (I can not attend the opening, because...)
  • September 10th and 11th: I will be at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland! As ever, I will be tabling with Greg Means of Tugboat Press and on Saturday Robyn Chapman and I will be teaching a quick comics panel for CCS which will also feature Tom Hart of SAW. Also, Jon and I are working like dogs, trying to get issue #3 of Drop Target ready for the show.

PHEW! Right? And all that stuff involves a lot of preparation, which is all happening RIGHT NOW. Plus I'm still trying to keep up with Basewood, and Walker Bean 2 coloring and my illustration blog, etc. etc. etc. Busy busy!

This is all to say that updates on THIS blog might be a little sporadic in the coming days and weeks, and I'm miserably behind on email right now (sorry to anyone who is waiting on a reply). I'll do my best to keep up with everything!

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