Well-TravelledI just returned from a visit to my hometown of Urbana, IL. Photos of family and corn are here.
Because I have to move out of my sub-let apartment by January 1, here's a picture of me carrying a big box.
Speaking of which, does anyone know of a room - or better yet, a small apartment - yours truly could rent in Brooklyn or Manhattan? Yes I know, craigslist, but as a freelancer I seldom can provide the "proof of income" rental agencies demand. Plus it's so much nicer when someone actually wants a cartoonist living in their property.
New and ImprovedThanks to the morons at my previous web host, ninapaley.com vanished off the face of the Earth for 2 weeks. My primary email vanished too, creating much anguish as I imagined hundreds of important invitations, job offers, and notices of canonization being lost forever. But I'm back now, with this spiffy new page design, created with much help from pro designer Ariel Colon-Lagares. The rest of the site is a bit of a mess, images not in their proper folders, broken links, that kind of thing, because I didn't have a neat tidy version mirrored at home. Live and learn. Eventually everything will get fixed. Or not.
If you haven't noticed, the new design features this Blog. In addition to the occasional photos, rantings, and self-promotion, I hope to post a selection of ballpoint scratchings scanned from the little notebook I carry around. I'll start with this one from August 13, 2004. That's me destroying the city of New York in a pique of frustration caused by the Windows Tablet PC I was struggling with at the time. Offering moral support in the lower right-hand corner is Ariel. The PC has since been returned, and New York survived unscathed, except for the RNC and its attendant mass arrests, police bike thefts, and official disregard for civil rights.