I’m the worst domestic life partner in the world, folks. Why? Because I’m just getting around to posting an episode of Jessica‘s “Reel Inspiration” video series for Guideposts. In each episode, she offers up a movie review and/or list of films that are “inspiring” in one way or another, and some recommendations for Guideposts readers.
The series is a little bit cheesy (okay, a lot cheesy), but it’s also a lot of fun to do — so any attention you can give it is certainly appreciated. These videos are a real labor of love for her.
Here’s the latest:
You can watch more of the episodes at the Reel Inspiration archive on Guideposts.
It’s probably also worth noting that she throws a baseball better than I do. Seriously.
While I have a few minutes here in the beautiful Eastworks complex in Easthampton, Mass…
Webcomics Weekend officially kicked off this morning, but yesterday was a whirlwind tour of the places and faces that make webcomics one of the rare scenes I feel comfortable calling a “community.” Since there was lots of fun stuff to reflect on, here’s a quick recap of the day:
- Met Gary Tyrrell of Fleen in Tarrytown and we had a great, long-winded chat about life, the universe and comics (print and web) en route to Easthampton. We capped off the trip by listening to the latest edition of the Webcomics Weekly Podcast (the first time I’ve listened to the program, in fact), featuring Scott Kurtz, Dave Kellet, Kris Straub and Brad Guigar of the Halfpixel webcomic collective.
- Arrived in Easthampton and drove directly to the Eastworks complex, where Meredith Gran (creator of Octopus Pie and organizer of Webcomics Weekend) and some of the Dumbrella crew gave us a quick tour of their studio and warehouse space. This was my first look at their setup, which is located in a massive old (textiles?) factory that’s been repurposed to host a variety of boutique shops and creative studios. It’s an absolutely amazing complex — which somehow manages to maintain the tone of both a creative- and business-minded mecca for the evolving webcomics scene. One gets the feeling that there is something very special blossoming here in Western Massachusetts, and this weekend’s events are a big part of that growth cycle. Continue reading