I’ve actually been in a bit of a funk for a while, so it was good to look at this comic and think again about the message I’m trying to send with it. I know all too well it’s not easy to change your attitude, and to make the choices that will send your thoughts and feelings into a more positive direction.
But damn, it’s sure satisfying when you can pull it off.
- Panel 1: A Paper Camera shot of the front courtyard at the Jeriko Estate Winery tasting room, just north of Hopland, California.
- Panel 2: A Paper Camera selfie (in a Halloween costume).
- Panel 3: Composite: A Paper Camera shot (of the very toilet I was speaking of, after I’d flushed) and the “Scared Cat” meme image, grayscaled.
- Panel 4: A grayscaled and cropped image of “The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun,” by William Blake. Image taken from Mark Harden’s Artchive.
- Panel 5: A digital shot of clouds, taken by me and grayscaled.
Happy New Year! This installment is the first of my more random thoughts, a genuine musing in grayscale. A little arithmetic will tell you this was composed some three years ago, and has been sitting in the stack with the rest since then. Still, though, every time I hear “Lights” I think about sunset, and have to remind myself otherwise.
I’m not alone in this perception, either. According to the song’s Wikipedia entry, “Lights” has often been played at the end of both Giants and 49ers home games, and was used as a sign-off tune by a Texas radio station.
- Panel 1: The single cover of “Lights,” grayscaled.
- Panel 2: Photo from the Internet, grayscaled. (I didn’t make note of who to attribute for this one, a mistake I won’t repeat in future comics.)
- Panel 3: Pebble Beach, Crescent City, California. Taken by me on cellphone camera in 2007, facing north toward Point Saint George.
- Panel 4: Shot of a gate to a closed sawmill in Crescent City, California. Taken, developed and printed by me in 1985.
- Panel 5: A Paper Camera selfie.