In my case, I’m convinced that licensing would sell out the soul of Calvin and Hobbes. The world of a comic strip is much more fragile than most people realize. Once you’ve given up its integrity, that’s it. I want to make sure that never happens. Instead of asking what’s wrong with rampant commercialism, we ought to be asking, “What justifies it?”
—-from a Bill Watterson interview in The Comics Journal
"No part of living was normal. We lived on fish and fresh air. We sat on things not meant for sitting on, ate out of vessels not meant to hold food, slept on hardness that bruised us; but the lovely, wild vastness did something to it all. I loved every bit of it—no boundaries, no beginning, no end, one continual shove of growing—edge of land meeting edge of water, with just a ribbon of sand between. Sometimes the ribbon was smooth, sometimes fussed with foam. Trouble was only on the edges; both sea and forests in their depths were calm and still. Virgin soil, clean sea, pure air, vastness by day, still deeper vastness in dark when beginnings and endings joined."
—-“Growing Pains”, the Autobiography of Emily Carr.
Geneviève Castrée, “Coup de langue./Lick.” 2013.
(I was trying to go for a Norman Rockwell vibe)
I will be participating in Short Run in Seattle tomorrow (Saturday, november 30th 2013). I’ll have some small things and some records for sale. I am also a guest on a panel.
The English version of my book, “Susceptible”, has made a couple end of year lists. I try as hard as I can to ignore these types of things, but am nonetheless flattered.
If you want to read the book but have yet to buy yourself a copy, Drawn & Quarterly is having some sort of insane holiday sale this week.
I recommend you spend money on me. It will stroke my ego.