Monday, April 27, 2009

Walls need some love

There are always more jobs around the home than I can realistically complete. I have to paint three rooms, and soon. I can't even decide on a colour for them! Yes yes I know I can paint it bone white or magnolia, but that is not the answer. I'm a decision maker and my decision, firm and true, is not to think about this at the moment.

But it is not all procrastination around my house. Today in a flurry of excitement, I drew the mini-comic that is meant to accompany pre-ordered copies of my next book. It is called "Erin Winters and the bone throne (of bones)" and it is the most amazing* thing I have ever created. To be absolutely honest I drew it the wrong way round (I tricked myself into drawing it by pretending I was just having a laugh, otherwise it would never have got done) and now I have no idea how it will be successfully placed into an envelope without being crushed by the slightly larger book it accompanies. Oh dear.



If I had made all my Erin Winters stories like this one, I'd never have written her out! It's a new lease of life for an old face.

* As amazing as something 4 pages long can be under the circumstances. It is green!

8 comments:

Virtualbri said...

I miss Erin <3 <3 <3

the Editor said...

You could perhaps listen to Ken Nordine's "Colors" and see what strikes you. Whichever song becomes sentient and throws something from the mantle at your head could be the color you're looking for.

John A said...

There is always room for Ken Nordine's Colors in my home so I will play it on repeat until I become one with the hues. I have the extended version with bonus colours!!

K said...

I recommend Homebase's "Buttermilk". A nice sort of pale sunny yellow. There.

Unless you don't like yellow, or have lots of purple, red or pink furnishings, of course.

Glenatron said...

I'm confident that if you can master giving new leases of life to old faces that will prove to be a highly profitable income stream in it's own right. Look at the people who invented buttox, after all! And that's not even a new lease of life, more a flesh-destroying bacterial toxin.

Jonah said...

I am so looking forward to the new book!

Scuffy said...

Yesss, Erin!

Also, how frequently are you updating the comic these days? The title still says "Monday-Friday Comic" but that seems unlikely.

John A said...

I have updated the title in question. I now take Wednesdays off for my own sanity.