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Field Guide to Nick

WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?

Some of the biggest problems we face come from within.  To often the simple fear of these problems pins us down and prevents us from overcoming.  I want to create a zine that is very personal, a field guide to me that I can use in my daily life to keep me going and to remind me of whats important and what I how I should approach challenging situations.  The hope is that in revealing my struggles I can help illumintate others and that a personal zine can become universal. 

I want to try and keep this close to 50/50 between text and illustrations.  I really like the format of haivng illustrations match facing pages but also want to play with some full width illustrations and copy. 

I recent;y put together a small bookelt that worked as an invitation to my wife's baby shower.  This was 4x6 and was staple bound.  While this gave me some experience in making a  cheap simple book  it's not very useful for daily use.  For the field guide I am thinking of stiching the bindind and increasing the size.  Still need to give more thought to printing techniques - love the idea of risograph but not sure if I want to print enough to justify this technique - at least for now. 

OUTLINE

Introduction

Obstacles

• Procrastination - “I’m tired no” “Tomorrow sounds better”

• Doubt - “I’m not good enough” “It’s too late” “Too many people better than me”

• Being a Bore - “I’ll just stay home” “I can’t afford fun” “Vacation is for schmucks”

• Consumption - “I need more shiny things!”

• Impatience with Others - “God he’s a stupid cunt- I just can’t work with people!”

• Isolation - “Hellllooooooo?”

•  (More)

Values

1. Actualization of visions and Goals

2. Family

3. Connection / Synergy / Spirituality

4. Living Artfully

5. Independence - Freedom

6. Humor - Positivity

7. Resilience - Security

8. Health

9. Natural World

10. Travel - Exploration

My Rushmore

• Louis CK

• James Victore

• George Carlin

• Zach Galifinakis

• Noam Chomsky

• Tibor Kalman

• Stefan Sagmeister

• Malcolm X

• Charles Bukowski

• Woody Guthrie

• Bob Dylan

• Townes Van Zandt

• John Prine

• Nina Simone

• (Need more women)

Vision of the Future

• Inner Life Ideal

• Outer Life Ideal

• How I Did It Spiel

Sketches Coming Soon....

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