Sunday, November 04, 2007

Drawmo 4 and a lost dog

This one is again type-related. Before I cleaned my freshly-printed type, I did a bit of hand-pressing into this scrap of paper, and then did a quick self portrait. I didn't actually look at myself, just scribbled and rubbed and scribbled, so it's an idealistic SP, more about how my head is constantly overflowing with ideas than a faithful reproduction.

Stop Press


Also, I have a confession. I have a book out.

Well, it's not MY book, but I clothed it, and I've been meaning to blog about it since its release, but I don't seem to have the time to devote to a decent post. I will, because I'd like to help promote it. It's The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser, and I designed the cover and text layout. Pav outed me the other day at Sarsaparilla, which was a delightful thing, gave me a smile all day, and gave me a mental kick up the pants for not blogging about it.

All I can say at the moment (because I have a press to clean and a son to pick up) is GO AND BUY THE BOOK. It's a very, very good read, and if she doesn't get nominated for an award at the very least I will have no respect for the Aus Lit community.


Lost in a reverie... said...

I will admit that I choose some books depending on the sexiness of their covers. Love it! Great job.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Yep, looks like you.

I'm tempted to like drawmo up after Seven Things Spring is finished. I realised the other day I haven't had a drawing on my blog for months. Maybe a year...