Sep 12, 2007

Work Update

It's time to take stock of my work, for you and for me.

Comics work continues. The third issue of Borrowed Time is in process, and we hope to release it early next year. I also have two other potential projects brewing, though I can't say much about them at the moment. I'll be psyched if they happen, though. I'll be at SPX next month to help the process along.

I'm taking on more and more copywriting/marketing work, as well. I've been writing survey questions, proofreading marketing/communications plans, and generally trying to step into that world wherever I can. That's fast becoming my main focus.

My sports website, The Loss Column, has been growing steadily since I launched it a year ago. I'm really pleased that I've been able to (partially) achieve my goal of building a community, and in the process I've learned a ton about marketing, social media, and other relevant pursuits. We're up to about 600 page views a day, which isn't so bad.

There aren't any specific journalism projects in the works right now.

I maintain close contact and friendship with TBM, and you can bet on us doing something amazing eventually.

Daniel and I are co-teaching a Narrative Illustration class at MICA this semester. That's been a lot of fun so far.

That's what's up for now. It seems like a decent situation, but I always feel like I need to work harder. Fucking internet.

Sep 9, 2007

"Everybody has a marketing plan; his marketing plan is racism. It just shows you what bloodsuckers do: they abuse something like the Virginia Tech [tragedy] for show ratings. You can't talk to a person like that."

I'm fascinated by this, Nas' reaction to Bill O'Reilly. In less than 50 words Nas has produced an almost impossibly accurate, succinct summation of the current state of political discourse in this country.

Every pundit -- on both sides -- has a brand now, and they all speak a kind of hidden language.