Ten Thousand Things To Do #1-4 by Jesse Reklaw

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Ten Thousand Things To Do #1-4
by Jesse Reklaw


Reading Jesse Reklaw’s Ten Thousand Things To Do can be a little overwhelming for someone with enough things to do already. The guy keeps himself seriously busy, and it makes for a pretty tense, dense personal narrative.

Reklaw’s art and lettering are undeniably beautiful though, so that’s nice to see under any pretense.  It’s also interesting just to learn more about someone whose work you appreciate.  So if you ever looked at Reklaw’s life from the outside and wonderd, ‘How does he do it?  The Kukoc fund raising, the event coordinating, the weekly Slow Wave, the Ignatz-winning Blue Fuzz, the veganism, the music-making, etc?’

Well, this is how.

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Interview: Jesse Reklaw

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Wake up in the morning with a dream you vaguely remember. Sit down at the breakfast table and open up the comics page to see your dream illustrated by Jesse Reklaw. Ha! You’re still dreaming. Maybe. Pinch yourself, and then get to the computer and type that illustrious vision into www.slowwave.com and push Submit Dream. Your chances of reading that dream in the paper have just improved, if only slightly. Jesse Reklaw is on the other end of the channel, receiving some 30 odd submissions a week. He might be too tired still to draw yours.

“I wish I could every morning, but often I am just too sleepy,” Jesse admits. “But the days when I can wake up and go straight to the drawing board are best. Drawing comics cheers me up, and I often forget that.”

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