Sunday, July 5, 2009

Trucker, Part II







Thank you very much for the enthusiastic and insightful feedback this week. Several people have pointed out the challenges of the plot here. Yes, how to render 30 years into just a few panels?

This blog continues to serve as my art school. The trucks are especially challenging, but so are the gestures and compositions. For every image posted here there are perhaps 3 unsuccessful ones discarded on the floor. I'm having so much fun doing this post, I'm excited to write the end of the tale this week.


A special thanks to J. and B. who helped me rethink and reconfigure the original version.

17 comments:

Philip Bewley said...

Hi!!!!
I love what you do!
I have to say:
You Go!
With your artistic talent and creativity, it is such a pleasure to read your blog.
Thank you for all you do!
Warm regards,
Philip

coolwaterworks said...

I'm back Caroline... Haha! Very nice touches again... I like the details on your friend's room and on the truck carrying many cars... :D

I wonder how the story will end... :D

Looking forward for the next post...

Kimberlee said...

Learning or no, you have a definitive style that just captivates! I am in awe of your imagination and wonderful ability to create illustrations that perfectly communicate the most abstract concepts (such as the ferris wheel in this post!).

bobbie said...

I am so anxious to see the rest! but I can believe that it must be extremely difficult to condense his story, as you say. Your illustrations tell so much in each panel.

"Like gravel in his throat" Yes, I can imagine that was so.

Calamity Anne said...

I'm on pins and needles waiting for the next installment!

Elaine Fine said...

...so that's what the sleeping space in a big truck looks like! I'm thrilled with this and am excited to see the next installment.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

It's swell tale, keep going please.

Lawendula said...

I'm dying to see how the story goes on...

Aimless Writer said...

I love this. Perhaps you should publish this stuff.

dguzman said...

Can't wait to see how it ends. What a neat tribute to your friend!

servet said...

LOL.... It is amazing to see my self in public. Thanks to my dear friend Caroline and all you guys. This is a very special feeling. I am not suprise about your artistic side, because I know you very well.
Thank you very much

SERVET

Margaret Benbow said...

Your drawings are honest and powerful--they truly show your friend's experience, and don't flinch from his pain. I look forward very much to the last segment. Brava, Caroline.

Celeste Maia said...

What a pleasant surprise to "discover" your blog! Your fantastic drawings tell the story of a Turkish man who leaves his homeland to come to America with his head full of dreams. To survive he has to drive a truck. He was already driving a truck in Turkey, as his father had done. But driving a truck in the US is probably not as fun as driving a truck in Turkey. And on top he has to put up with bad food and bad sleeping arrangements. Brutal work and not much improvement in his life. Did I get the story right? Your drawings say it all. I cant wait for the rest of the story, congratulations!

Atanasio Fernández García said...

Hi Caroline! I was delighted to discover your blog, I think it is one of the most original of the whole net! Your illustrations are really beautiful, full of wit and art, with a very personal style. And, of course, your stories are very funny!. It is pure craftwork, perfectly linked to the love you put in your works! Greetings from Spain and all my admiration!

T.R. said...

You've just taken your work to a whole other level. Its both mesmerizing and inspiring. One of the freshest expressions of creativity in the blogosphere. I am so proud of you. And I do miss our sidebar ramblings! And I miss you!

Endment said...

Really enjoying sharing your learning experiences :) I keep watching to see what is going to happen next.

freebird said...

Had to come back to read part 2 before moving on to part 3. I like the shadowy part where he enters the U.S. It must be as scary to come here as it is hopeful. All his old customs are gone. We give immigrants such a hard time but they are doing a lot in a strange place to get by. You showed this very well.