Friday, March 05, 2004

Why I will Not Be Here For A Week.

I just told Karen Berger I was going on holiday for a week. She pointed out that the last time she could remember that I'd actually, honest-to-goodness, taken a real week off, was in 1988.

Holly organised it. There will be no snow where I am going. Nor, as far as I can tell, will there be any internet connection. Quite possibly no working telephones. There will be daughters, however. (I'd hoped not even to bring a computer, but Holly wants something to write her midterms on.)

So I plan to walk and swim and, er, well, seeing I'm bringing a fountain pen, write my novel...

(Look, it's still a holiday, even if you're writing a novel. I went on one in 1988. I know these things.)


And as I go, I leave you one lovely link; Alan David Doane's excellent interview with Alan Moore, at ADD's website. "...if I've had any benign influence upon comics, I would hope that it would be along those lines; that anything is possible if you approach the material in the right way. You can do some extraordinary things with a mixture of words and pictures. It's just a matter of being diligent enough and perceptive enough and working hard enough, continually honing your talent until it's sharp enough to do the job that you require. I hope that if I had any sort of benign legacy at all, that that would be it, but I don't know, I think that my legacy, somedays, like I say, I think that my legacy is more likely to be a lot of humourless snarling, sarcastic psychopaths, but that's just on my black days, pay me no mind..." and lots more equally fascinating stuff.