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Things for you to look at! [Oct. 10th, 2011|02:06 pm]

I made a recording of my 20-minute illustrated presentation on graphic travelogues.
I hope you like it and that it jumpstarts your own projects!
You can see a few preview pages from my own recent travelogue towards the end.
(As an aside; How does anyone ever stand the sound of their own voice?)


There's a new Stop Paying Attention comic!

[User Picture]From: crazycrone
2011-10-10 06:46 pm (UTC)
Fabulous! Thank you.
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From: maelie
2011-10-10 06:59 pm (UTC)
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!
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[User Picture]From: opera_matic
2011-10-10 07:04 pm (UTC)
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?
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[User Picture]From: tiny_vice
2011-10-10 07:12 pm (UTC)
Nice Post!

Also, no one can stand the sound of their voice. Fact.
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[User Picture]From: viva_la_topknot
2011-10-10 07:12 pm (UTC)

This was wonderful and I had to post it on my art lessons and inspiration blog!
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[User Picture]From: dasiavou
2011-10-10 07:59 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: roselet
2011-10-10 09:50 pm (UTC)
That was fantastic, I've found it really helpful. I can't wait to make one!
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[User Picture]From: sasjhwa
2011-10-10 10:45 pm (UTC)
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"
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[User Picture]From: Molly Jackson
2011-10-11 12:24 am (UTC)
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!
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[User Picture]From: cornerdust
2011-10-11 01:34 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: americanbeetles
2011-10-11 03:13 am (UTC)
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).
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From: christina tran
2011-10-11 09:36 pm (UTC)
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
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[User Picture]From: Jennifer Castro
2011-10-12 05:46 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: alunizaje
2011-10-12 11:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing your travelogue process with your readers. I really can't draw, nevertheless I couldn't stop paying attention!! :D
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[User Picture]From: asnowcooley
2011-10-15 03:40 pm (UTC)
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!
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