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This is All I’ve Got

April 26, 2010

As much as I hate to publish unpolished, unedited, unfinished work, I hate even more to have nothing to show at all…and I’m fresh out of good reusable reruns…so this is a fragmented diary of my trip to Stockholm, where I still am now.  Actually, I didn’t even make it past the first morning here.  Actually, this comic is everything that you hate about autobiographical comics, and I enjoyed drawing every detail.

I’ll try to post the rest of this weekend throughout the rest of this week…does that make sense? It’s late here.  And I apologize to all of you in this in this comic who I’ve rendered badly.  I promise you look better in real life.

If you click on the image twice it will be big enough to read, if you really want to do that.

p.s.-thanks to Johannes Klenell for letting me use a scanner at the Galago offices so I could upload this on time.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. April 26, 2010 10:49 pm

    there’s a thrift store in new york selling pants for two dollars??

    • gabriellebell permalink
      April 29, 2010 11:30 am

      yes, oversized ugly shapeless ones!

  2. coriander permalink
    April 27, 2010 12:08 am

    I am laughing so hard right now at the dudes reaction to your soft boiled egg obessession!oh gad,thanks Gabrielle….

    • gabriellebell permalink
      April 29, 2010 11:39 am

      I actually only learned what “eggbound” meant after I did the comic…

  3. April 27, 2010 12:15 am

    I’m asian and slightly retarded. It exists!

    • April 27, 2010 12:17 am

      I meant to say “Exits”… i’m such a retard

      • gabriellebell permalink
        April 29, 2010 11:30 am


  4. April 27, 2010 1:32 am

    This is brilliant! I wish I could have such fun waiting around in airports!

  5. April 27, 2010 3:40 am


    Thought i’d drop a line and let you know I love your stuff. I just started writing comics and my prof actually told me that I should read your stuff. And I have been and love it. Feel free to check out my work as well,

    Take care!

  6. April 27, 2010 2:41 pm

    I really love stuff like this… and I don’t mind at all that it’s not “perfect”! It captures the moment and adds so much to the comic. I like the retired capt. guy… thanks for posting!

  7. April 27, 2010 3:48 pm

    Terrific stuff – whatever you say, some people can do autiobio and most can’t. You belong in the former camp, no question.

    “Elijahsnadofoluh” is going to be my fantasy volcano of choice from now on.

  8. April 27, 2010 4:26 pm

    I hear your voice in my head as I read this.
    Soft boiled eggs are a challenge to get just right.
    How do you do it? (all of it…not just the eggs)
    Hope to cross your path again soon!

    • gabriellebell permalink
      April 29, 2010 11:29 am

      boil water, then boil eggs for six minutes. I used to think five, but now I think six is best. So good. Hope to see you soon too!

  9. Tomas Antila permalink
    April 27, 2010 6:24 pm

    It was such a nice pleasure meeting you! I hope you had a good time in Stockholm and I hope I soon will have time to read your book!

  10. April 28, 2010 4:20 am

    What was it that we were supposed to hate?

    • gabriellebell permalink
      April 29, 2010 11:32 am

      all the ugly blots that represent my lack of confidence and decisiveness.

  11. April 28, 2010 2:55 pm

    Hi… I don’t know if I saw you there but It’s the mix of local and foreign artists that make the expo fun, so thanks for coming!

    Oh n great comic, I too liked the egg part!

  12. gabriellebell permalink
    April 29, 2010 11:37 am

    Thank you to all of you for your generous and encouraging words. It sure makes it easier to post more of these scratchings, which I will be doing in the next few days.

  13. April 29, 2010 6:37 pm

    I really love this “unfinished work”, Gabrielle. The drawing is really fresh and expressive, especially the 2nd page. Post more like this please!

  14. elise permalink
    May 3, 2010 1:03 am

    I agree! I love the “sloppy” drawings. they really create a mood. I also love your take on keeping a diary. I have read comic travelogues and diaries and I always think they must be bullshitting if they keep it up EVERYSINGLE day even though they are on exciting trips, meeting exciting people. anyway, this is great! thanks.

  15. Jim S. permalink
    July 30, 2010 5:25 pm

    I love these comics. I especially liked the part about the janitor “…or has discovered a cure for cancer, but no one will listen to him.” Brilliant!

    It’s a pleasure to see your “raw” work.

    Please post more!

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