It Must Be Me
Way back in 2004, I started writing a book collecting all of the strange crap that's happened to me in my life - strange men stalking me, women nuzzling up against me in bookstores, unnecessary altercations with retail workers - that kind of stuff. Guess what? It's still not done. But it's more than halfway done, which is something. It turns out writing a book about your life takes some time. Actually, just remembering and categorizing all of these tales has taken a huge amount of hours. I have no one to blame but myself.
Though the book's interior isn't illustrated, I did develop a front cover image, as well as illustrations for nine of the stories' subjects. I took a different tact with these illustrations, severely limiting the color palette and using only very basic geometric shapes. I really enjoyed working this way, and besides being a fun alternative to my usual cartoony style, it helped me retain the anonymity of my subjects.
It Must Be Me: Anecdotes from the Life of a Weird Magnet will be available through Xlibris in (cross your fingers) 2009. In the meantime, you can read a sampling of the stories on the site.
It Must Be Me
Credit to my wife Sharon for giving me the book's title. It was perfect and, surprisingly, the domain was available a few years ago. That made me happy.