From 2011: At an artistic retreat with good friends, I came up with the project documented here. I had a stack of multicolored disks that were never going to be used for anything, so I thought it might be fun to label them with contents that would be irresistible to anyone who found them.
The ideal for this project would have been to next glue these disks in public spaces so that the content would be doubly unavailable: on a dead format and secured in place. But it’s not in my nature, so here’s the next best thing: images online.
[original photo courtesy of Patrick Bouquet]
Visit scenic… Monk’s Drop!
Named for our first mayor, Enric Monk’s Drop, this beautiful city on a plain is home to:
- The richest cow in the state!
- A local salad made up of FOUR vegetables!
- A seminary with an amazing tower that has never tempted a monk to suicide!
- A penny museum!
- The Hall of Postcards!
- Soothing rivers!
- Lots of happy, happy monks!
Sometimes, Amanda and I like to take postcards and, inspired by the art, either draw or write something original on the back then send them off to friends. This is one of those.
For your consideration during your stay: HIKING!
Good exercise, a chance to commune with nature, and only rarely would one expect to encounter a spectral male figure walking through the brush, unslowed and ethereal. I don’t know know why I’m mentioning it. But if you DO go hiking — and you should — and if you DO see a pale shadow, then please keep in mind that whatever mishap befell that lost soul, it would have predated the founding of our hotel & spa.
Sometimes, Amanda and I like to take postcards and, inspired by the art, either draw or write something original on the back then send them off to friends.
This one’s leaving soon for who-knows-where.
“Learn to swim! To not swim is an insult to our new political allies, the mer-men, who have begun to invest heavily in our local economy, supporting small businesses and, to be frank, putting food on all of our tables. Look. You already float. Without doing anything, you float. So move your arms and legs a little. If you get drowned, it’s like littering in their city and you come off like a big jerk. Learn. To. Swim.”
A comic, commissioned from Tyler Hendrix, who you should read more of, based on this tweet of mine. Should anyone else be seeking an artist for similar work, please consider this an official endorsement. With a stamp and wax seal and everything.
Story By: Alex de Campi
Art By: Carla Speed McNeil
I thought it might be interesting to display an “idea to execution” framed set of page one of No Mercy #1 from Image Comics. On the left is page one in script form from de Campi, followed by McNeil’s pencils, then inks. Many thanks to both artists for their participation!