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DHLawrence007Yesterday, on Twitter, procrastinating as usual (it takes me about an hour to really start work), I followed this link and was enchanted by Guillermo del Toro’s sketch books. It reminded me how much fun it is glimpsing inside other people’s journals, so I thought I’d show you a few snaps from mine. Note: this is NOT my graphic novel. These are just my notes – Katherine Mansfield’s timeline, illustrated, with a few interludes from me. There’s nothing like a bit of watercolour to spruce up pencil scribbles!




Now I’ve got to stop procrastinating and go hard-out on my Metro comic, ‘best of Auckland’, which is due, um, today. Erk! Thunderbirds are go! Just when I wanted to immerse myself in my Katherine Mansfield project, sigh. Luckily Metro pays – if you look in my first journal spread, you’ll see a picture of George Banks and Henri Gaudier storming Middleton Murry’s office, demanding payment for their Rhythm drawings and slapping him on the cheek when he insists that there was never going to be any money.

Actually I really want to find out more about Georges Banks – a woman who dressed as a man, who was an early 20th century cartoonist.

Also I’ve got to get my powerpoint together for the Ladies’ Litera-Tea, which is on Sunday. I am looking forward to that!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 02/11/2013 8:11 am

    Hey, there’s your new Palmerston North dress! So cool! x

    • Sarah Laing permalink
      02/11/2013 1:38 pm

      Yes, I love it! Kind of 50s and 80s at the same time and it makes me feel a little Molly Ringwald x

  2. Helen Rickerby permalink
    08/11/2013 10:55 am

    Oh my gosh Sarah, your journal is so gorgeous! After you publish your KM graphic novel, can you publish your journals too?


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