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Getting back into it


9dec20130019dec2013002 9dec20130039dec2013004I drew this comic as a way of getting myself back into the headspace of drawing my Katherine Mansfield graphic novel. It’s a bridging comic – first I limber up by pretending to myself that Katherine Mansfield’s hanging out with me, my inner critic manifested, and then I get back to the book.

Talking about inner critics, I read this funny NY Times article today, which was about the inner critic being the dominant voice inside the writer’s head – the writer in residence, a kind of autoimmune disease, rendering the act of writing akin to lighting matches in the rain.

Have I mentioned this book? From Earth’s End: The Best of New Zealand Comics? It’s written by talented cartoonist and blogger Adrian Kinnaird, and it tells the history of NZ comics, as well as showcasing 30 NZ cartoonists, yours truly included. It’s a beautiful book and if I didn’t have my own novel to pimp I’d implore you to buy it for Christmas presents.

Oh, and if you were wondering about Katherine Mansfield’s twitter and facebook accounts….

6 Comments leave one →
  1. 09/12/2013 9:21 pm

    Good to see you have Mansfield telling it how it is! Though I do wonder what most distracted her from the work….

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      10/12/2013 8:51 pm

      She was always procrastinating! She moved house a hundred times… and then of course there was the TB that kept getting in the way.

  2. 09/12/2013 9:40 pm

    Brilliant! I am keen to have summer offline! Will KM drop by to keep the switches off? Time for old fashioned things

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      10/12/2013 8:52 pm

      Good luck! I long to do that – if only I had the will power. Social media is a good foil against young children saturation.

  3. 10/12/2013 12:30 pm

    I think this one is going to have to go up above my desk, to finally replace the self-doubt monster from last year. Thank you for seeing into my head, Sarah. Love xx

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      10/12/2013 8:53 pm

      Thank you! And it’s in colour too 🙂 xx

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