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Cruise Comic Project [Feb. 11th, 2012|11:15 pm]
Lucy
Next week I leave on an elderly cruise tour with my grandparents. The origins of this unlikely vacation will be revealed in comic form. I'll be making a small watercolored travelogue about the experience, that'll likely be on sale for digital download when I return (in a little over a week). I hope you guys enjoy this little preview, and I'll be back soon with comics and a sunburn!











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[User Picture]From: callanhead
2012-02-12 04:27 am (UTC)
heh, nice one. good luck!
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[User Picture]From: lucylou
2012-02-12 04:39 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: tarpo
2012-02-12 04:32 am (UTC)
I always get so excited when I see your work. I love your art style
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[User Picture]From: lucylou
2012-02-12 04:39 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm excited to make it.
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[User Picture]From: tyellas
2012-02-12 04:36 am (UTC)
Based on my experiences on a cruise last year:

BRING ALL THE E-BOOKS.
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[User Picture]From: lucylou
2012-02-12 04:38 am (UTC)
Haha, yes, I will be doing that for sure. Also I will have a travelogue to make, so maybe I'll actually keep up with it this time! Says the girl still 50 pages behind on her europe travelogue...
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[User Picture]From: say_it_with_pie
2012-02-12 04:57 am (UTC)
Amazing! What are your destinations?
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[User Picture]From: lucylou
2012-02-12 05:18 am (UTC)
Curacao and Aruba!
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[User Picture]From: lucylou
2012-02-12 05:14 am (UTC)
We're a reading family. I've been drawing myself with contacts in recently, but I'm just like my four-eyed clan.

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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2012-02-12 07:51 am (UTC)
Aruba is supposed to be gorgeous. Ask all the old people stories about when they were young. Because if they are anything like my Grandma or Great Aunt, they probably had a pretty wild time. (One time when my Grandma was in her twenties, she and her friend drove from Seattle to like... Vancouver BC and hit every.single.bar. along the way. She also dated a lot of sailors and went to a lot of parties.
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[User Picture]From: frieliegh
2012-02-12 09:24 am (UTC)
yes, this, and *record* the stories! ask your grands about when your parents and their sibs were younger, too. you can get some priceless stories that way, and I wish I'd had the chance to record them while mine were still here.

edit: complete words... good things, they are!

Edited at 2012-02-12 09:25 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: _ming
2012-02-12 08:08 am (UTC)
I went on a cruise to Alaska with my grandparents two years ago. Good luck, have fun, don't OD on the desserts!
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2012-02-12 08:26 am (UTC)
It will be an amazing adventure...of some sort.
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[User Picture]From: hollycore
2012-02-12 11:13 am (UTC)
I just read through Fresh Milk (a gift from a friend who lived in France for a few months) and I am hoping against hope that you have enough content from the cruise to make it into a second beautiful book.
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[User Picture]From: jacketeer
2012-02-12 08:44 pm (UTC)
French Milk* :)

Beautiful work, Lucy!
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[User Picture]From: transitline
2012-02-12 12:08 pm (UTC)
lol i love the comedy gold glasses, they should be real! have fun! >w
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[User Picture]From: anosako
2012-02-12 12:20 pm (UTC)
Have a fabulous time! Can't wait for comic!
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From: maelie
2012-02-12 12:38 pm (UTC)
Have a great time! May it reap an adventurous (but not TOO) adventurous story!
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[User Picture]From: elizaroo
2012-02-12 01:28 pm (UTC)
Wow! What a great idea! Cruises are great - they're a chance to see places you wouldn't see usually while having access to ALL THE FOOD.

Hope you have a great time and I look forward to hearing how it went :)
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[User Picture]From: rosindust
2012-02-12 01:56 pm (UTC)
Have you read the David Foster Wallace story on taking a cruise?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Supposedly_Fun_Thing_I%27ll_Never_Do_Again
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[User Picture]From: bsting
2012-02-12 02:10 pm (UTC)
Have a great time! I'm pretty sure it'll make for an interesting travel log! You're an introspective girl, you tend to think about things a lot. In the middle of an ocean with not much distraction, I'm pretty sure it'll give you loads of time to think about stuff and invest in your grandparents.

I don't know how talkative they are, but you could ask them about their history. Make a book somewhat biographies of their lives. As thanks to them for taking you along.
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