Great vid and presentation, Lucy! It brings back memories of the travelogue drawings I did the first time I went to Paris, and you're absolutely right in that it really does serve as a time-capsule of all the thoughts and memories that happened at that exact moment in time. Thanks for this!
Hey Lucy, glad to see you're back safely! I really enjoy any time you do tutorials or video presentations, they're always really inspiring and well done (in my opinion).
Now that you're back in the city will you be going to New York Comic Con?
Also, no one can stand the sound of their voice. Fact.
This was wonderful and I had to post it on my art lessons and inspiration blog!
I've been reading your stuff for quite some time now, and you were actually a huge reason I got off my butt and went to school for a couple quick AA degrees in graphic design and illustration, because, while I was having fun making comics, I felt like I had no idea how to be a professional about it. I now feel much better about that aspect of things, but now I have totally fallen off the bandwagon carrying actual productive cartoonists! So, I guess my point is, thanks for this video. Very inspiring, very helpful. I can't wait to get going.
That was fantastic, I've found it really helpful. I can't wait to make one!
This was a lot of fun to watch.
One spelling error. "Memoirs" at 8:04 and 8:16 and maybe other places. "oi" not "io"
This is amazing Lucy! I'm a huge fan of your work, it really has shaped how I think about my own work the past couple years. I'm a student at RISD and I just applied for a semester in Rome and this was beautifully timed! I will send you my work for sure!
Thank you so much for this. I'm leaving for Canada next week and now I know how I will make more meaning of it.
Oh my gosh, this is great! Wonderful points about the value and functions of journaling, etc. I didn't know the OG French Milk was on graph paper (which is just the best for on-the-go comics, never realized that before).
Thanks for posting this video. I loved the format and your tips & thoughts on the genre. I especially appreciated your distinguishing between diary/ travelogue / memoir under the umbrella of autobio comics. And the idea of having an audience in mind to hold the artist/writer accountable. Those ideas are really helping me as I start my new graphics project, and hopefully I will be able to share it with you someday! -stina
I've just started drawing again after a few years of letting it fall by the wayside. I love your work and I find you very inspiring.
Thanks for sharing your travelogue process with your readers. I really can't draw, nevertheless I couldn't stop paying attention!! :D
Wow! Thank you so much! All of the technical tips and insights are incredibly helpful. I particularly appreciate your comments on how you make your travelogues... I've made my own sketchbooks for a while and can't imagine why this method hadn't occurred to me. It solves all of the problems!
Can't wait to see the finished travelogue!