ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a pretty fascinating interview over at www.publishersweekly.com with Kazu Kibuishi about the methods to creating his inspired body of work. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think anything outside of practice-practice-practice has improved my artwork or inspired me to create as much as these sorts of insights into the creative processes of other artists/writers. Someone should put together a link-list or something of all the great Ã¢â‚¬Å“how I do itÃ¢â‚¬Â tutorials creators put together.
I keep looking at the cost of living in San Francisco, and my mind reels at how many struggling artists manage to live there despite it all. Every time thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s anything cool going on in comics that I would give important but non-life-critical parts of my anatomy to be a part of, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s happening in the Bay Area. This has been a pox upon my soul for years now, and I have finally got a chance at rectifying the situation. I wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be living there, but the nice people who will start paying me Ã¢â‚¬Å“moneys for my servicesÃ¢â‚¬Â on a regular basis come September will be sending me there on a somewhat regular basis, so I will potentially be spending weeks at a time there, with nothing but a laptop, a Wacom Tablet, and the spirit of a webcomicker.
That last paragraph may seem a bit personal for a front page blog post, but this is the last day of my official Ã¢â‚¬Å“guest bloggerÃ¢â‚¬Â week, and I felt like sharing. Thanks for the week, for all the responses and for putting up with me. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been fun.