It's been over a year since I last updated here, so I think that calls for some much needed refocus and change of direction for this blog.
Before I go into that though, here's a quick recap of some things.
Since the last post, I've finally set up a website outfitted with a selection of my work, as well as all of the comics I have done up to this point. You can check out my site at SamLaggren.com
I also joined tumblr and have been using that as my main art blog. My tumblr can be found here: samoeba.tumblr.com
I finally made it to San Diego Comic Con again. It's been two or three years since I last went so that was pretty nice. I'll do a quick, belated recap on it soon and post the few pictures that I took.
Now, repurposing this blog.
I'm pretty set with using my tumblr as my main art blog, so I think the best thing to do with this blogspot account, instead of closing it down or letting it rot would be to repurpose it. The new plan is to use this as a public container for bits of my writing. I've felt sort of weird about my writing for quite a while now. I had been writing so heavily during university - mainly for research papers - and then, when I completed my time there, my output just dropped. I wasn't writing as much any more and my syntax and my ideas and my confidence have suffered quite a bit because of that. So I think posting bits of writing here is needed. It'll give me the chance to regain that control and possibly build even more upon it.
I'm not looking to make a career out of being a writer, but I am looking to do something with visual storytelling. And while I am focusing more on the visual part, illustrations and comics and such, I feel that one goes hand in hand with the other. Even a little bit of writing and planning happens before making most comics. So, not only will I be working to strengthen my overall writing skill, but I will also be exercising my storytelling abilities and working to find my voice, as well.
For the material that will be posted here, I thought reviews of things (events, movies, music, books, comics, etc.) would be good, especially since I haven't written analytically since university and have actually been itching to do some of that again...For some weird reason. This would also give me a chance to talk about those things, since the people I usually speak with on those topics are now far and away or simply busy. Other material would just be posts of loose chunks of writing. Nothing set in stone about what the format or content will be. I just want to have this as a place where I can organize my writing, but display it in a public way.
I'll still keep this tied to my art efforts though. I thought doing a piece related to the material would make it interesting and a bit more challenging and fun for me.
Anyway, that's the plan.