January 12th, 2012

Muse

Graphics

. . . and graphic novels! No Flying No Tights has posted another of my reviews. It's more Pokémon manga. And it's not the last of them. (Bwahaha?)

In other news, I'm using GIMP and my* tablet to work on the illustrations for The Book of Foxes. I wish I knew how the illustrators of, say, Diary of a Wimpy Kid or The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian or the Training Your Dragon series handle the technical side of combining drawings with text. I was drawing and scanning the illustrations, but now I'm trying out just drawing them in GIMP. This is nice because it completely eliminates the kind of smudge-and-debris marks you sometimes get with scanning, and it makes it very easy to correct mistakes. So we'll see how that goes.

My Teen Services Librarian job here in MA is awesome! Since I also handle the library's publicity, I'm doing a lot of press releases and posters right now, but I have a Year of the Dragon-themed teen program coming up at the end of the month. Woo!



*borrowed from my brother with no intention of ever returning it