Well this is my first blog (hence the lame title). I've been wanting to start a blog for a while now but I put it off and put it off. So now i'm finally starting one. I'm going to try and start drawing and painting again and perhaps post some stuff up on here, give some recommendations, etc. I'll explain my blog title. Its a quote from this graphic novel
I came across this book completely by accident. A few years ago I was looking for things to read in my local library. The library has a very limited comic and graphic novel selection so I was reading pretty much everything there. I read the hobbit in graphic novel form, a few simpsons comics, even a few shitty manga comics about a little girl or something. I was scraping the bottom of the barrel and came across Blankets. I had picked it up and looked at the cover a few times before but it just didnt look like a graphic novel "should". I mean there wasnt' any action heroes or a good vs. evil plot lines at all. But like i said i had read everything else and was desperate for something to read.
So reluctantly I took the novel home and started to read. Instantly i was in love with the book. It is an autobiographical/somewhat fictional story about the author's life and his first love. I could relate to him in that he grew up in a very christian family, how his relationship with his brother slowly dissolved over the years, and his first love. The ending is heartbreaking but also hopeful and the final words of the story have so much meaning to me and are much more powerful the the accompanying pictures in the book "how satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface, to make a map of my movement, no matter how temporary"
So there you have it folks. That's where my blog title came from. If your at all interested here is Craig Thompson's blog http://blog.dootdootgarden.com/ Well thanks for anybody reading this and I hope to make good use of this little space on AP.net.