I hate scum fucking landlords
My partner and I have our own set of slang. Being a “Dildo” means being, basically, a fake dick. As in, being playfully rude at one anothers expense. It seems incredibly silly when I actually write it out.
Today I read the John Porcellino interview from The Comics Journal #241 (Feb. 2002). I was really struck by this:
"I kind of think of the single issues as an album. You’ve got these stories, and you have to figure out what order they go in, to make the whole thing run smoothly. I mean, you could just put them in chronologically, but that rarely works. You don’t want too many slow songs in a row, but at the same time you want the songs to flow from one into the other - just that there’s these individual songs or stories, and you want them to work together"
I’ve always thought of each individual issue of Boredom Pays as a sort of album, and always consider the rhythm and tone of stories as if it were a musical composition more than a collection of drawings. It’s frustrating as hell to get it right sometimes, but the rhythms in these collections are so important for connecting these stories into a cohesive whole.
Food for thought.
(This page, from King Cat #43, ran alongside the interview. Love it <3)