After creating 5,000 images over the last two and a half years on my Samsung Galaxy Note 1 - like the images the have adorned the posts of this blog - I have changed tact and have begun to work on my recently acquired phone - the newly released Note 4. I'm working on a series of black & white drawing and comics that I plan to publish next year in a book.
I really enjoyed the daily, accumulative process of creating the colour works and often wondered how long it would go on for. But with the exciting new purchase of the exciting new portable studio - with it's fancy, fandangled technology and crisp, clear screen image quality - I found myself naturally drawn to creating clean and simple greyscale sketches. I have done a couple of hundred already and plan to present the best (and the worst) in a simple paperback style tome early next year in a small, self-funded print run.
It feels good to be working on a fresh project and with the knowledge that the pieces will be published and shared via good old fashioned printing on paper methodology. I have always loved books of all sorts, so the prospect of making one of my own is exciting. In 2001, I self published my first paperback - a collection of writings called 'All I've Ever Wanted Is What I Know I Can Never Have.' I did a small run and sold out quickly - a large percentage at the launch in Sydney. For many years also, in the 90's - I self published and distributed zines of my line work and writing under the titles - Free Spirit, Script Head and Hip Shots. One day I plan to release a best of compilation of these, too.
I like those words. Not today. Not tomorrow. But not just any random future day either. One day. It is so full of hope and fantasy. It may of may not come. But if it does, it will be beautiful. It's good to have one days.