Monday, May 30, 2016

10th Anniversary Isssssssue!

Greetings! Boy howdy, it's been a long time, but I missed you. Sorry I haven't been giving my own blog the time of day, but I'm back in the spaceship blogship, at least for now. I'm writing to inform you that I have released the 10th anniversary issue of Oh You! You can get it by emailing me or by stopping in at the Hanover Coop. Check out our Facebook page, too; you could message me there, if that's easiest for you.

It was a rough year, and it took me all year to finish the issue. I was down, and how can you laugh when you know I'm down? And I wasn't down like when you ask if I want to go to Pizza Hut, that's a different type of down. It was just really difficult to get myself to do what I want to do. You know when it's hard to justify finishing something; It's too late, or it's not good enough. Well, you know what? If you are a friend who makes art, it's never too late, and it's always good enough! And I'm a friend! And so are you! I'm saying this because if there's something you're working on that you're starting to think is dumb, well it's not dumb! It may not be elaborate, or exquisite perfection, but exquisite perfection is overrated, anyway. Besides, Beethoven thought his symphonies were dumb sometimes, did you ever think of that? I'll tell you, when you get back in the habit of creating on a regular basis, and you feel like most of it sucks, you will occasionally look back and find something that actually doesn't suck. That's a good feeling, and it can remind you as to why you make stuff in the first place.

But I digress. There are, should you care to want them, two very secret issues. They're mostly secret because virtually no one reads this blog. I don't have many copies left, but I made an issue for my friend Graham, and an issue for the Spring Fashion Show earlier this month. Drop me a line soon if you care to find them.

You're the best, you know that?

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