Actually, I’ve been right here. At home. In town. Not walking across Spain…or any other delightful place. But mentally I’ve been away. My father died last week. He started to get seriously ill last fall and declined swiftly until I crossed my fingers he wouldn’t die on Christmas. Then time stood still while my father … Continue reading I’ve been gone…
Arriving in Santiago after walking hundreds of miles is cause for rejoicing. For reasons only known to herself, my fellow pilgrim Marz had memorized Stephen Colbert’s King of Glory dance, and taught it to my friend Francesca while we were lollygagging in Monte de Gozo. Here they are performing it in front of the cathedral … Continue reading Santiago “King of Glory” Dance
Since I walked without a guidebook, and so many churches were closed, I often found myself drawing or photographing places I didn’t have names for. I had asked on this blog if anyone knew the name of this church. I’ve been informed it’s the the church of San Sepulcro in Estella. Sadly, I was also … Continue reading Name That Church!
Back in April I wrote a post titled Anatomy of a Post which showed how I developed a couple pages of my graphic novel from rough sketch to finished art. Those two pages dealt with traversing the Pass of Roland. Now that I am in major rewrite, those two pages have turned into three–and morphed, I believe, … Continue reading Song of Roland–Redux.
“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” This quote seems to have limited application outside of a few things: mental health…war…societal structures…the human condition… and…OK, a lot of things. It also applies to some of the pages of the new version of my graphic novel. In a few cases, pages are going … Continue reading Things That Stay the Same
Luis Buñuel’s film, The Milky Way, influenced my desire to walk the Camino. His two drifters take a surreal walk, through time and place, that sparked my imagination and made me aware of the Camino as a viable route, not merely a historical curiosity. (I haven’t been under a rock. I saw The Milky Way years … Continue reading The Milky Way X2
I’m not ready to go into details about the new draft of my graphic novel but here’s a teaser page that will give you some idea of how it’s changing. Continue reading New Focus, New Look.