After a 2-year break in my 'toon project, I'm back online and also offline, drawing autobiographical comics the old fashioned way with a pen and paper. Here is my new 'toon journal, "600 More Things to Make." As if I need a longer list!
I got obsessed with bookbinding when I needed to start making my own sketchbooks, around 2008.
It's a double-Coptic stitched book (using 2 curved needles and 2 colors of waxed linen thread) with pages measuring 14 x 16 centimeters. This format is nicely portable; the stitching style opens completely flat and allows for easy scanning. The paper is Stonehenge because that's been my favorite for a long time. It takes heavy erasing beautifully! I do a LOT of erasing.
This is the drawing that got me back into my comix journal, a few weeks back. Even though there were still some blank pages left, I had to start a new book after this.
I'm trying to live my life the way CSO would cheer me on to, but I don't think I've ever cried so much, even today. RIP, my friend.