For Father's day this year I created a 3-part series of a comic for my father, inspired by a comic strip created for them yyyyears ago by a friend at the Times Picayune. I used to think it was so funny when I was little. Hopefully I can remember to snap a shot of it when I visit them at Thanksgiving.
I spent much of the time working on this listening to Wild by Cheryl Strayed, which was pretty good. I'm working out of my giant moleskin-- I think 11" x 17".
There are 2 more pages yet to be inked, and I hope I finish them soon...
On a whim, I promised my aunt and uncle a painting of their backyard a few years ago. Since then, the prepped piece sat in my studio, ignored for what felt like forever. I finally got a kick to do it from my aunt this summer and finished it for them. I think they're enjoying it. They live in Bayou La Batre, Alabama.
When I finally did it I was away from my studio and had 2 brushes some very random colors, and a totally different surface; all impulse decisions in frenzied packing. After grappling with the consequences of my life choices (story of my life) I found a path.
The landscape includes bayou in their huge backyard, my uncle's fancy boat house, and my cousin Brandon's porch swing hanging from one of the massive swooping tree branches. Soon, my cousin Paige will have her wedding there. It'll be be beautiful!
My aunt is the McCormick family genealogist, and she recently sent me these images of her and my father's mother, my grandmother, Lorraine. I never knew her well, but I like these.