We are happy to report that the first Issue of Handwriting Analysis has been published.
100 copies were produced.
The samples are being analyzed and published in the order in which we received your initial email inquiry. The next issue will hopefully follow closely. This project has become more extensive than we at the PIG and PLGR ever thought possible, but we are making great progress. Thank you for your great patience.
If you are interested in obtaining a copy for your records, they are available for $9 post paid in the US, by paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMA Pelican Independent Consultant to the Pelican Institute of Graphology (PIG) and the Pelican Laboratory for Graphological Research (PLGR)
Georgia cartoonist Patrick Lee Dean tagged me in a "writing process" blog tour, my answers are below.
1) What am I working on?
I am writing the 3rd part of the story of my cheap grandparents. The first mini-comic was called, “The Cheapest S.O.B’s” and the second was “Debbie’s Story”. This 3rd part is about my grandma’s miserable funeral called, “Nasty Day” and I am developing it into a performance with a life-size cardboard cut-out of my grandpa that I will make, somehow. I am also working on a few anthology pieces, and the planning of Short Run comix & arts festival here in Seattle on Nov. 15th! www.shortrun.org
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I guess it differs in that I am not overly obsessed with the drawing part of my mini-comics, I am more focused on story, and providing the reader an entertaining experience. My main reason for creating these mini-comics is to connect and share with others. Personal expression! It turns out that even though I am nervous and shy, this is still important to me.
3) Why do I write what I do?
Because I think we all have interesting life experiences to share. I think it’s so easy to judge someone in 30 seconds, but if you give them a bit more time, you’ll learn fascinating things. I also think the gorier the better when it comes to storytelling. Personal narrative is not about shielding yourself, it’s about opening up. I want to read more about failure than success, and everything else uncomfortable because I truly believe that is real life, the day by day.
4) How does your writing process work?
Long-hand scrawl in notebooks mostly. I write out my story, then circle the parts that I feel would be enhanced by drawings. My mini-comics look more like adult coloring books than sequential art paneled pages, and I’m fine with that.
I drew the girls on the phone image and Max and I colab-ed on the title (I drew the paisleys!). This was a fun project to work on! This image is also used in the Hollow Earth Radio zine, which tells you how to listen to Hollow Earth Radio on the internet. http://www.hollowearthradio.org