Monday, December 30, 2013

Coming Home

Here's a comic that comprises over half of Boredom Pays 8 and works as a thematic end point for where Boredom Pays had been going for the past couple of issues.

As it stands right now I'm retiring Boredom Pays for the foreseeable because I simply have nothing more at the moment to say on the themes that the book was known for. That, really, is quite a good thing. I'm in a really positive mental space and am stoked to be focusing my attention on some weird, straight up fiction projects.

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1 comment:

nothing here said...

A LONG time ago, a friends of mine gave me a giant stack of comics; mostly small press printings and self made strips, zines, etc. I read a few but, busy with life and my work, the stack got shuffled away onto a shelf in my studio and eventually forgotten.

As the year comes to an end, I decided it was a good time to 'clean house' and get things in my studio orderly for the New Year.
In doing this, I rediscovered the stack of independent comics - all covered in dust and pet hair shoved into the bottom of one of my bookcases. My first thought was to chuck them in the recycle -they've easily been on that shelf for eight years and never once thought about. After some thought, I decided it would be best to at least READ them -- give them a shot -- before I discarding.

Hiding in the stack, I found your 'Boredom Pays' 1 - 3 and immediately had a connection. I've struggled with most of the same things you've illustrated in your books, and to be truthful, still wrestle with regularly. Your books are terrific -- your style, layouts and hand lettering coupled with your personal stories show your heart and despite how hard it is sometimes to produce, as you've narrated (I know, me being an artist, as well) that there was lots of love and care put into their production.

Seeing your last post is dated 2014, I don't know if your blog is abandoned or if you'll see this comment, but I wanted to express my praise for your work and hope that you are doing well wherever you are. I regret not reading these when they were fresh, but I'm very happy I did now. They're back on the shelf safe and secure with my books I go to regularly. I'm interested in picking up the rest of the series if they're still available.

Take care and hope you have a great holiday,
Gary Lister