Turkmenbashy

April 16, 2009 by  
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So I think (I think) my Turkmenistan book is pretty much done. Terry’s read it, mentioned some changes. I’ve made the changes. I still need to put the cover together, the end feels close. I think Terry and I have settled on a title of The Golden Age: Two Years in Turkmenistan. And along with […]

Drawing Comics

April 2, 2009 by  
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Looking back, this may be a little bit of an exaggeration. I did have some ideas of the kind of story I wanted to tell. I’d seen Turkmenistan mentioned in a number of books and I’d seen a number of news articles about the country, but because most Westerners can only get a two week […]

Comics About Drawing

February 26, 2009 by  
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Since NBM started this blog I’ve been a little confused about what to post. I’ve been posting finished pages, but that kind of seems a little pointless because you’ll see the finished pages when the book comes out. I love the pencils that Rick Geary posts, but my pencils don’t look anywhere near that good. […]

Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2009 by  
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Happy Valentine’s Day. Sadly, my girlfriend is on another continent so I’m going watch the romantic comedy Friday the 13th. ¬† And here are the last two pages of the of the chapter from my book about Turkmenistan that I’ve been posting on this blog.

Super Sunday

February 1, 2009 by  
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I really don’t have much to say today. I’m in the middle of the last big chapter of my book about Turkmenistan and it’s going well. The super bowl is tonight and I have some cooking to do. So… here’s another page from the first chapter set in Turkmenistan. Adios.

Taxis

January 25, 2009 by  
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Here’s another page from one of the opening chapters of my book loosely based on my experiences in ¬†Turkmenistan (the presently untitled book loosely based on my experiences in Turkmenistan as I mentioned in my last post). The story focuses on the friendship between an American named Joe and a Turkmen named Azat and builds […]

Title?

January 18, 2009 by  
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Here’s another page from my book about Turkmenistan. At the moment Terry and I are discussing the title of the book. In my head I’ve been calling it The Golden Age, which comes from the former totalitarian leader of Turkmenistan Saparmyrat Niyazov a.k.a Turkmenbashy (which roughly translates to “the grandfather of all Turkmen”). He declared […]