Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Where does the Past Live?
We went and heard Lynda Barry give a great talk last night at the Central Library here in St. Louis. She is one of my all-time favorite cartoonists (I put her in left field of my all-star lineup) and her new book is sort of a writing workshop/workbook that is really beautiful and inspiring. An image/memory exercise she gave was to think of an automobile and what is the first one that comes to mind? Mine is this yellow station wagon we had when I was a kid, the CruiseMobile II (sequel to an earlier blue Station Wagon which I don't remember as vividly). I drew it today in my sketchbook during a boring meeting (watercolor added when I got home).