We were bike riding this weekend and stopped near a lake - this guy was singing his heart out just above our heads. He went on for a long time with a beautiful clear song - just a joy to hear.
Comic book class was last night - the instructor and I talked about how to get Miss Em published. He does something at DC comics - aside from drawing for them - so really knows what he's doing. We literally talked about format...like a book of 8.5 X 11 or another size. My head is spinning and I have alot of work to do, but am looking forward to it.
Meanwhile, he gave us large pieces of paper and wanted us to put a complete comic page. The exercise was to loosen up our drawing - no precise penwork allowed, just black ink and pencil really. 45 mins to complete the whole thing.
I decided to work on an idea that I'd been having of Miss Em making a Golem to help her against all the evil and sadness that is around. In the first three panels, she sees oily water, plunging world economy, and hot temperatures. In the next two panels, she is reading about book about making a Golem (I think I spelled it wrong in the panel- oops)...then working over a caldron, and in the final scene - a superhero (albeit a rather chubby one) is formed and she is urging him to go outside to save the world. Of course, she would have to be careful that he doesn't run amuck - these creatures are not known for their intelligence.
It was a fun exercise, and a theme that I might develop more on later. A little odd for our Miss Em, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
Anyway - Happy Animal Wednesday to you all,