Let me take your picture! I'm a cartoonist, not a pornographer!
Submitted by Faith on July 1, 2009 - 13:36
Just came back from watching some Canada Day celebrations, and doing a little celebrating of my own. Four years ago exactly I packed everything in a U-Haul and moved to Halifax. Still here, still want to be here. It's nice.
Spent a few hours hiking around the downtown taking reference photos for my next graphic novel. I'm still not sure exactly how much of Halifax (or what areas) I'm planning to use, so I just took a ton of photos to sort through later. The old graveyard behind the Public Gardens (Joseph Howe is buried there) is pretty perfect, though; it'll be popping up in the book. Always feel a bit like an idiot trundling around Halifax with a camera, as I curse the people who get in my way to do that. Dirty dirty tourists, get your fanny packed butts out of my way. Maybe I should wear a sign that says "I live here, not a dirty tourist." Still have a bunch more areas I want to photograph, so hopefully I'll be able to get that done this week.
Then I stalked some girl because I fell in love with her skirt (not for me, for a character), and took her picture without her knowing, which made me feel guilty. I always see people in the downtown that I desperately want to photograph because they're just perfect for drawing, but I'm too shy to approach them and ask their permission to take a photo, and it doesn't feel right to take one without permission. I don't know, how would you feel if some girl came up to you and asked to take a photo of you for possible reference in a graphic novel? I'd feel weird.
Also walked by Lovely Local Comic Shop Strange Adventures and took photos of it without going in so muahahahah WILLPOWER!!!! Can't make me buy your comics when I don't go inside!! ... ps. I love you.