So this blog/personal brand site is a work in progress, thanks for checking it out. Back in the day before Weebly took it down for nonpayment of something (my credit card on file wasn't working and I was in Timbuktu) I had endurancewriter.com, which got 15-20k views a month, not bad for a site that sold absolutely nothing and entertained only myself.
With all that grunt work put in and no reward except the gratification of seeing my work pop up in the top Google spot when searching "Hendrix Marley 1968" I am recasting my writing aim to one of marrying art and commerce. You can read my stuff for free that I put up for free and you can also purchase the stuff that I put up for sale for money (or fabric, a fancy name for barter, pay-it-furtive karma)
The on sale items could be original art, logo, sticker, t-shirt, print, or a book of collected wisdom that is no longer, and never was. For now it is:
original art, Avocado Sun. Begun in Tokyo looking across the Sumida river at the Tokyo Skytree, the work features a very chill Godzilla along with a skeptical gaijin, an earnest astronomer, a Seussified camel, rock faces, a craggy UFO, and an avocado sun. That last touch was one of the last black ink parts completed, in Bali.
If my first album was Chasing Sun and that started a trend, why should not the next one be called Avocado Sun, considering how much I enjoy them on sandwiches and with lentil soup? This is why I am currently asking $4500 for the entire doodle ($450 for the avocado, cut out as above). A piece of fabric history for a steal, less than a Shoeless Joe Jackson autograph.
Almost Haiku #1
So many roads, so many roads,
but all the time in the world.
There is no killer on the road,
nor is there a road––
Relax, we have you all night.
The album idea I have is image below, which Jonathan described as "ambiguous and reminds me of the dark periods in history." Possibly combined with an avocado sun and dubbed Avocado Sunbone