Wednesday, September 14, 2005

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While being self-employed is obviously a. a bed of roses and b. a bowl of cherries, in order to take a week off, you have to do all the work for that week in advance. Or rather, if you are obsessively contientious, you do it all in advance. For this reason, in anticipation of eight days spent mostly scratching my back-side in the land of the free, I am trying to get a lot done. I realised this afternoon that I hadn't spent any time with an actual human being since last Thursday evening (going to the shop doesn't count, going to the garage doesn't count, going to Allied Carpets doesn't count).

Assume the Edvard Munch "Scream" position, I think I might be going mad. Pretty soon, I'll be like Cartilage Head, dancing a Cab Calloway routine of silent despair.

7 comments:

Terra V. said...

I am sad. :(

Not because of your informative yet exciting blog entry, but because I was too slow to get a 'Saddest Wookie In The World' shirt.

Tragique!!!!

marianne said...

Ah, the cabin fever, what joy and insanity it brings. I'm living in PhD-land at the moment, and so my increasing neuroses and elevating paranoia go out to you. I find that starting a vicious rumour between two sets of neighbours and watching the feud unfold is an entertaining diversion.... Or you could just call your mum (or insert alternative appropriate care-giver and provider of affection and sage advice).
As the man said (and by man I mean Curtis Mayfield) "Keep on keeping on."
Go Team John!

michelle said...

I'm sorry for your lack of genuine human contact as of late. If it's any consolation, I have been enjoying the recent foray back into a 'drawn' comic. It's well done and still clearly identifiable as SGR.

Alas, I regret that I will not be able to meet you at SPX. Although I live near Bethesda, I will be on the opposite coast those days. Consider yourself a lucky, lucky man.

hal said...

Assume the missing/stolen position.

How can you work ahead so far? Where do you find the time in a day that I've gathered by reading your blog is pretty much full?

John A said...

Hal, I just have to knuckle down and work some long and moderately painful days. Just wait until you read my guide to creating Scary Go Round using Adobe Illustrator. It starts well, and swiftly becomes so unhinged that I might as well not have bothered. I think people are going to like it! (Runs 26/9 - 30/9)

Roman said...

A "how does Johnny do it?" guide? I'm intrigued...

Jenna said...

I find it rather ironic that you're going to be posting a how-to-do using Illustrator, when you've now chosen to do the comic by hand. Im still looking forward to it, mind you, but I find it ironic nonetheless.