On Tuesday night, I passed the 100 page mark on the mock-up of Business Casual Stag Devil Death Boy, the forthcoming graphic novel produced by VTK Publishing House. After a strong start in the early months of my unemployment, my progress slowed a bit due to my move, my show, my work on a few new paintings (www.dannolan.com v.1.3 coming soon), and of course, my World Cup. But I've got some momentum going again now, and given the estimated time left before my return to the chain gang and the amount of work left on BCSDDB, that's a good thing. I'm going to need to step it up even more if I'm going to complete the monolith (at right) by next summer. (Incidentally, I'm planning on having a show in my hallway with the pages all laid out like this. There will be a harness attached to a track on the ceiling so you can hover above the pages and work your way down the hall. There will be sweet curry chicken salad and high life waiting for you in the kitchen at the end of the hall. Fun!)
In other art related news, I'm off to Pittsfield this weekend to help Mama VTK with her show and to prep for mine, which begins next weekend at Pittsfield City Hall. (Pittsfield, you say? That's right, motherfuckers. As in the place where Lou Fucking Gehrig hit a dinger into the Hoosie. Check it out and submit to the power of the Pitt. (why am I obsessed with Pittsfield? No one else really gives a shit about their hometown like this. It's not right.)) Should you be in the W Mass, check it out. Should you not, and should you be in the E Mass in September, you'll get a chance to check out the paintings at the Middle East Restaurant in Central Square. That show goes up on Saturday, September 2nd, and stays up for a month. I don't know if there's going to be an opening because people will probably be busy for Labor Day Weekend and I'm gone the next weekend and the 4th and 5th weekends of the month. I may do something on the 16th. Stay tuned.