Process Post: Barton Fink Edition

Not so much an 'I'll show you the life of the mind!' piece, but more of a holed up in a hotel room on the outskirts of Liberia for the weekend trying to get some work done piece.

Here is my workspace:

Here is the view from the balcony of my hotel room:

Air conditioning doesn't seem to be working. There is cable TV above the desk (remote control not working however), and an initially spotty WiFi connection that gets better once I find the 'sweet spot' in the room. It's been raining on and off and on.

Working on the story I inked panel borders for a couple weeks back, here is the set-up:

Here is the thumbnail and partial 'script', though I've been scattering dialogue throughout my sketchbooks so there's a lot of flipping back and forth between pages and general forgetting:

Here is some reference material I traced from Roy Crane's Captain Easy, and some stuff I got off of U-tube:

And here's a banana tree out by the pool:

I swam once on Friday evening, four times on Saturday, and twice on Sunday. I was afraid I was going to get kicked out of my room, as I stayed way past the 1200 checkout, but nobody said anything. It is evidently the off-season here in Liberia, CR.

Listened to some WNYC and the following Inkstuds interviews:
- Gabrielle Bell
- Al Columbia
- Jordan Crane/Sammy Harkham/Whatthingsdo
- Ron Rege, Jr
- Peter Kuper
- Chester Brown

Finished that Pale King book last week, and have been reading this book:

Ended up 'finishing' 5 pages (scanning and P-Shop cleanup will happen later), which isn't too bad for me:

She'll show you the life of the mind: