It is one thing to have a bolt of inspiration, quite another to have a sharp pencil to wrangle the story. 
Jeff over at his Irre(2x)  blog seems to have both quite often.
A while ago I offered him a choice of inmates from a WIP, Asylum Notes, asking to lend his voice as character vignettes.
Being up for play, he chose all three.

Find his first hit, The Hidden Conversation: In Concrete, here.
What I’ve pulled below is from Jeff's forthcoming, The Hidden Conversation: In Abstract, a different angle on the same illustrations. Up on his blog mid-December.


Just go with it. Like a river. Life's a river. Why fight it? The currents only stop when there's a need to.

Until some engineer invented the dam.


Creations, creator. Sort of a banal combination of words. Repetition sucks, but such is life. We are doomed to repeat history.

Then again, some good things happened in history. Does repeating those constitute doom?

Why be picky? It all winds up in the same place. 
The toilet. 
Or maybe the dirt. Or, heck, the pavement. Depending on if anyone's looking. Funny how manners are dictated by who else is around. Isn't anyone well-behaved for their own sakes these days?


  1. jayne, i'm crazy about the inmates... xo

  2. Love these and I think Jeff's done them justice with the abstract. I prefer it to the original.

  3. I was reading from the bottom up and it didn't sound like your voice. The attitude of the characters was strong, but so diff.......

  4. Well,History repeating itself reminds us we dont control the Future.
    History Is A Good+ Honest Teacher.

  5. all good points and very wise. as we don't seem to learn from history means history will keep repeating itself.