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If I get a creative idea at night... it doesn't matter if it is a good idea mind you. I can not turn it off. It becomes the most important thing my brain has ever thought of... at 3AM and I will keep thinking the same thing over and over. So I have to get up and write it down, draw it or Facebook it so everybody can see.
This is a problem because I am not much of a sleeper when I do not get a thousand ideas. But especially if my mind starts up it just goes 1000 miles a minute and if I get one idea more are sure to follow.
The worst is when I wake up the next day and realize they were extremely stupid ideas. Somedays I wake up look at my scribbly crap writing on a envelope that was sitting around and go... what does that mean? what was I thinking?
However some days I get up and spend 4 hours doing a painting before I can sleep, or write a full song, or come up with a really good idea for a joke. Sometimes I am saying it actually pays off!
However I know some people who can lay down and just go to sleep. What must that be like? I do all my "morning routine" the night before so I can wake up about 10 minutes before I need to leave the house. I usually multitask like both urinating while brushing my teeth, and putting shoes on while getting my lunch out of the fridge and then no time for anything else so time to go to work!
Then I am tired all day.
Fri 03 August
reMIND Vol 2: Kickstarter
About a year ago I became aware of a comic called reMIND by Jason Brubaker ( who also runs the site/podcast "Making Comics" where you can hear from comic writers/artists and find tips to making your own webcomic .) with . It was on the web posted at reMINDblog.com. I knew I enjoyed that concept and art of the comic but couldn't get myself to sit and read it on the website. Never the less I started following Jasons RSS Feed and his Twitter.
After following him a while he mentioned that some of the printed copies of his book were going to be on sale due to having small damages when they were shipped to him. I ordered a copy and as soon as it arrived I sat down and just read through the whole book.
I personally find books easier to read then text on computer screens or ipoddys but I think part of the reason it was easier for me to zoom through the book is I think Jason wrote/designed/illustrated the book to be a BOOK. So it flows the way a book should flow and not the way a computer should flow.
Then a little later on a little before I started releasing The Tales of Whimsy I wrote a few comic creators I knew of and respected to let them have a look at it before anybody else… AND HE WROTE BACK!
"Hey Neal. Thanks for the email and letting me see your new webcomic. I really like the site and how you are displaying the pages as if they are in a book.
I didn't read through it but I will book mark your site for when you start posting to remind myself to check it out every now and then. Good luck with everything! Talk soon."
Sure it isn't the BIGGEST thing in the world but you know he still spent a bit of his time on me and my little project that is something that shouldn't be taken for granted.
The first books story is about a girl named Sonja and her cat named Victuals who gets brain swapped with a underground dwelling Lizard-Man who's love was turned into a rat… it covers how all that happened.
It ended on a cliffhanger so I am happy the 2nd book is getting made. I would say "finally" but since I work on my comics and know it takes forever it is actually being released fairly speedily. (I was just extremely surprised speedily was a real word) I also know that a lot of effort is put into making these books something special from every page to the cloth spine.
The Kickstarter runs till Aug 22nd so please go and check it out… I really like getting the book at this point. I like knowing my $25 doesn't just buy me a copy of the book but also goes into the book being made.