So after this pair of epic threads about purses on Metafilter I ended up ordering a bag.
It came today and I’m pretty damn happy with it.
Outside view, fully packed with my basic ‘going out to the cafe or whatever to draw’ loadout.
This is maybe more than a little vulval and I like that. Laptop and tablet are hidden in the padded laptop pocket on the right. The orange thing is an 8.5x11 softcover sketchbook, and I have the tablet pen and cable in that zipper pocket.
And this is the front zip. LOOK HOW MANY POCKETS I’M IN HEAVEN. Pens and pencils in the black zipper, assorted stuff will probably accumulate here. Kleenex, phone, dick tape, Rita fliers, who knows.
All the crap I had inside while I was taking those photos. Lots of room left for other things, if I need it - tonight I’m having a signing at Phoenix, for instance, and I stuffed in a brick of some of the Kickstarter backer copies I’ve drawn in, and a few other table display things.
It’s also got one of those zipper-bottomed pockets on the back so I can slide it onto the handle of a piece of luggage when I’m traveling. One less damn thing to wrangle…
I’m feeling PRETTY HAPPY with this new bag. I’m probably going to add on hooks and a shoulder strap - if it had one of those it would be basically perfect for me.