I revisited a couple of Loser Girl episodes and laughed. I’m not sure I like this. I’m afraid that as years go by, I’ll look back on everything as not lame. The discerning eye must not get soft and squishy.
I aim to write the next couple of episodes today. Sometimes they write themselves. They don’t have to be funny. They just have to be.5 months ago
In and on the quiet, Loser Girl “Noir” is being written this eve and she is not about a high cacao content.
She is a journal of the unsayable. Though one often hunts for “the words to say it”, in Noir there is no restraint or need for wittiness. Loser Girl Noir is not trying to amuse. She is the result of tapping what one may not wish to tap except on a dare. She is not from an old neighbourhood, neither is she the result of one. She is here and now and fearlessly articulate.
Fresh ink is out and as the brush sweeps across the paper, I recognise her, as dark and piercing as she may be.
Tonight only. 19 months ago
Loser Girl #24 is underway. 22 months ago
Sometimes you win, and sometimes it is… less than that. 22 months ago
Does it simply get harder when one is in one’s dotage? Last night the final panel was drawn and inked. Today, the first panel is underway. It’s good to be back. It’s good to breathe life into the old girl. It’s good to know that everything is different and yet the same. 23 months ago
was written in last night, Friday night, in large loopy letters like daisy-petals. I resisted the desire to draw her too, to bring her to life right then and there, but our date could only go so far. I have not seen her for many months and it shows. It’s a long time to go without affection. She deserves better. The script, revisited in the clear cold light of morning, looks unsubtle. It heralds a return of my own carefully crafted cynicism but needs distillation and purity. 23 months ago