So I’m just going to keep adding to this post as it applies to my experience in LA.
I think having lived in Philly for so long has conditioned me to fear of change. Like the old dude who ran the library in Shawshank Redemtion. The jaywalking thing here really messes me up. My legs get all wobbly, waiting on corners. Blowing traffic lights (on a bike) in LA is a bad idea also. On the other hand, the “you need a car” thing has turned out to be an exaggeration. The Downtown, Echo Park, Silverlake, Los Feliz, and Hollywood areas are all within reasonable biking distance. I don’t know what the big deal is. And actually if you stay off the main drags, most of the streets are super open. Just don’t expect any cars to be looking out for you.
Meanwhile I’m inking the last 5 pages of GWC. So keep an eye out for that.
Hey that’s me in the green cardigan at my first writer’s meeting that I was allowed to attend. This was at some place called Castaways; a huge ass fancy Denny’s type place but with nautical theme I guess. I didn’t eat anything. That’s Tom Herpich gesticulating. If you don’t know his comics, you should snatch them up.
I’m trying to adjust to cartoon camp as best as I can. I’m really bad at taking pictures so I had to use Pen’s picture. Anyway — getting a lot done with Forming plans. The pieces are starting to emerge already. Big plans, big plans. Also found a coffee shop that’s open till midnight. And a vegan Pho spot! My dream come true. My real dream was to open my own veggie Pho shack. But actually food service is a fucking drag so forget that.
Everyone here is helping me out big time. Good vibes. It’s true however that LA transportation blows. I rode the bus yesterday and there was a crazy hispanic dude, with huge knife scars on his neck. He wouldn’t stop cackling to himself like a crazy witch. I mean, I guess that’s not really worse than anything I see in Philly on a daily basis. Oh yeah also it’s warm here. Yessssssssssssssss