"I want to thank you for being so patient with me because a true artist has to breathe...I would like to apologise for my lack of contact, and how I have isolated myself. But these are the only means where upon I can grow. I respect you and I love you, and I hope I will not let you down."
"The last two albums I made have been self funded and complete commercial suicide. The first of these featured just myself and a cello player, but I made it because I had to. I was driven and poked and nagged by something to do it despite all logical misgivings. That, for me, is the true spirit of rock and roll, not dressing up like John Lennon and pretending it's 1967."
I can totally identify with him. My second book should be out by March 2011. Continue to watch this space.
(This is a series of writings on my upcoming collection of drawings. These writings are not included in the book.)
Sorrowful World is not about depression. Sorrowful World is not about critical illnesses. Sorrowful World is not about natural disasters or plane crashes. Sorrowful World is not about poverty and hunger. Sorrowful World is not about terrorism or political unrest. Sorrowful World is not about economic downturn.
Sorrowful World is about impermanence. Sorrowful World is about seeing beauty and poetry in ordinary things.
I sent my work to a publication designer first hoping to save both time and money on the printer side, but these people do not seem to realise that I am spending hundreds or thousands on this project and I am quite upset by the quality of work.
Latest update: I have sent my work to the printer and they have agreed to take up the job. We should see the book by March.