G A N Z E E R . T O D A Y

Hot as balls in Houston these days, heavy rainstorms only make it more humid. But I'll still squeeze in a walk whenever I can, which begets me nothing but strange looks from the Houstonians in their cars. Nobody really walks around these parts, unless they are leashed to a dog.

I find that the less I walk, the less I'm able to think. No earbuds/podcasts/music for me thank you very much (except of course when I'm at the drawing board in the studio).

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Little dude's mouth needed a do-over, was a little to agape. The more subtle the expression, the harder it is to pull off. It's why the Mona Lisa's such a big deal.

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THE CURSE OF I #1 is now completely sold out. Only 4 copies remain of THE CURSE OF I #2.

More cover art to do today, inks on a TSG page, and adding a Clearance section to the Garage.

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Officially done with Instagram for good, which I first joined 12 years ago, severing the last of my ties with social media. Facebook was the first to go a few years back, followed by Tumblr, and then Twitter.

My online presence will now henceforth be limited entirely to ganzeer.com, the Restricted Frequency newsletter, Restricted Academy forum, and this here blog: ganzeer.today.

This may or may not be the start of a transitional decade to my later recluse years.

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Brain pattern for a thing today.

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SCAVENGER'S REIGN on Netflix is very fucking good.

Also watched THE NINTH GATE which I thoroughly enjoyed. First film I've seen set in the world of antiquarian booksellers. Surprised to find it scoring so low across the internet, but I suspect that must have much to do with the director's name. I mean, clearly not something that would have mass appeal, but it's the sort of offbeat, eccentric film that would typically develop a cult following I think.

Or perhaps I just have strange taste.

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Terrible migraine this morning, and much on the docket:

1) Photograph the entirety of PROJECT OLDBOOK. 2) Ink TSG page. 3) Work on two book covers.

Will also need to bake a fresh batch of granola this morning because I'm out. Pretty big project fell through the other day, which clears up a good chunk of the remainder of the year. Good for getting on with TSG, but less than ideal on the financial end of things. May have to finally part with some original TSG pages, something I've managed to avoid thus far. All of them, over 300 to date, still in my possession.

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Passed out almost immediately after child was picked up by his mother yesterday, leaving much laundry, dishes, and other messes to deal with this Monday. Not an ideal way to start the work week. Managed to ink a page of TSG nonetheless. On the second-to-last chapter as we speak. In that so-close-yet-so-far stage of finally completing the book.

Went to see Garland's CIVIL WAR not once, but twice. It is very, very good. Some of its flaws are rather noticeable the second time around, but it is still very good, very powerful. Manages to suggest a great deal despite a rather simple, straightforward plot. Something I oughtta learn to do myself sometime.

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Gray stormy morning, squirrels huddled on my windowsill. 10:10 AM feels like 7:00. Generic lo-fi beats from a Spotify playlist called Focus Flow make up this morning's soundtrack. Half-inked TSG pages on my drawing table, hot Americano on my side-table, Columbian dark roast.

Today's docket: 1) Put next week's pipeline up on the pegboard. 2) Ink 1-2 TSG pages. 3) Update Garage.Ganzeer. 4) Draft newsletter.

Also some domestic stuff: – Laundry – Dishes – Cook dinner – Pickup child from daycare – Plan activities with him for the weekend ahead—which can be a bit of a challenge.

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New portrait shot by Kris Lenore

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