Here I am …keeping up my pledge to log my progress in creating a graphic novel.
Rallying cries are always helpful with any grand endeavour. I’m not ashamed to admit that the force of positive thinking is one I call upon frequently.
I found this mantra ‘Conceive, Believe, Achieve‘ in a coffee table book of beautiful typography …sorry I can’t remember the title. The artist was drawn to the words for their power in meaning and in look.
‘Conceive’ has lovely feminine curves, the nurturing principle is at work …’Be-lieve’ has the existential resonance, that by our very thoughts we can make something so …and then the magnificent ‘Achieve’ which speaks to me of ‘Ace’, the best of cards, the ‘nailing’ of it, the ‘Actualness’. That’s not what I thought when I first saw the words but my current education in visual language is changing my perception of things.
This looking at things attentively is good but of course it means that perfection is ever further out of reach.
More to report next week. I’m going to see a BFI screening of Otto Preminger‘s ‘Laura‘ this week so I’m hoping for lots more ‘Noir‘ inspiration. Never knew that my love for old movies would be significant for my comic work. I always love it when you can extrude a practical end for a natural passion.
Bye for now.