The Minn is a Harsh Mistress

Hey, Paizanos! I’m a-back, and boy, do I have stuff to post! The post title is in reference to the fact that Minnesota is making me go crazy. If it snows one more freakin’ time after taunting us with lovely, melt-y days, I’m going to tell people not to move here. ‘Cause people are always asking me if they should move here…

Okay, so my part of the menu is finished (!!!), finally, and I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. I say ‘my’ part because Dana is going to watercolor a little background scene for the cover which I’ll scan in to fill up the space around the restaurant’s name. For anyone who doesn’t know, “Joe’s on Main Street” is the sweetest restaurant in Cambridge. Bar none. And it’s the 3rd funnest place to hang out, after Somewhere Else and the bait shop. Hyuk! Anywho, I’ll post the finished cover as soon as it’s… finished. The last page is a space to scan in various business cards from friends of the owners. Now I’m gonna get goin’ on the (straightforward, one-page) drawing for my friend Rob, and then I’ll be all ready to get back to the grind on the comic, which tolls a heavy bell in my heart every day. I’ve had some good ideas for the story in the interim, though, so all should be well.

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I kind of wanted to keep to a “food fantasyland” theme, which made it into most of the pages. If you look close, there are sausage cattails, pancakes and cups of coffee lilypads, fried egg flowers, bacon fronds, and of course mushrooms, which are great in omelettes. The lunch menu has a plate & beverage tree, and so on… Speaking of eggs: as I write this, I’m looking at a leftover plate of egg-salad sandwich one of the kids was eating, and I have to say that post-Easter egg-salad looks awesome. It’s about seven different colors; it looks like the food Robin Williams practices pretending with in “Hook”.

On a further side note, I played a lot of Super Smash Bros. Brawl this week (rented it for a party at Somewhere Else, then hogged it at home) and have decided that Pikachu is great. He gets to wear a kickin’ little karate bandana, too! On a side-side note, My three most-wanted games ever are all coming out for the Wii, which makes me want to pee my pants. They are as follows: Spore, Monster Hunter 3, and Okami. Oooooooookamiiiiiiiiii……. I’m salivating.

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The first two are multiplayer (at least I hope MH3 will be), so who’s gonna hop on with me? Beuller?………… Beuller?

Oh, and just for Sara, here are the things from Tim and Jo-Jo’s wedding. WATERCOLORS BY DANA, everybody! Yow!

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Also also, here’s the one my mom wanted to see:

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I’ll write more in a little bit, and toss some more pics up of recent works, but now I need to go to bed. Stay tuned, and have fun!

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2 Responses to “The Minn is a Harsh Mistress”

  1. You never cease to amaze and dazzle.
    Thank you for your sparkle magic wonderfulness!*!*!
    I Heart you Big time Nerdy Boy!*!*!*
    (^_^)+(^_^)=<3

  2. Hey Jesse!! The guitar is my favorite!! Its stunning!! You are so talented!! Blessings to you and your fam!!!!!
    Nicole
    (ya know, Joeys mom!!)

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