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I’m finishing up a book: the illustrated journal I’ve mentioned here a few times, called One Week in January. I’ve done so much painting over the past 6 months for this project, but I still have a lot I want to do and only a month left to do it in. It’s been a fun, experimental, revelatory time. I cannot wait to share this book and all the art in it. But for now I’m in the studio, head down, getting as much done as I can every day.
Maybe you have been missing Slowpoke? Maybe you haven’t noticed that it’s been a while. Maybe you recently became a paid subscriber and you are wondering, What gives? I was told there would be regular paid newsletters.
If you are in the final category, thank you so much for supporting Slowpoke! And, yes, I do usually post some kind of educational/process thing for paid subscribers every month or so. I’m sorry to be so behind schedule, but I promise to return to this pace once this book is in the can. I do! I promise. In the meantime, check out the archive if you haven’t. There are painting tutorials, a talk about typography, a look at a very old sketchbook, and a calligraphy demo, among other things.
I posted the calligraphy demo last January when there was a Tudor Renaissance exhibit at the Met that I was very sad to be missing. I went on and on about how unjust it was that I couldn’t fly to New York for it. Well, guess what? That show came to the Legion of Honor in San Francisco and I went down there to see it last weekend with fellow Tudor nerd and kid’s book comrade, Mac Barnett. It was kind of a research trip for the two of us. I don’t think I can say why yet, but hopefully that’s intriguing to some of you.
Anyway, bear with me. I’ll be back in the Slowpoke saddle before long. In the meantime, please enjoy some details from my book, One Week in January:
Psych! See you in October.