New Comic up at The Nashville Review on Flickr.
How to Prepare To Teach a Comics Workshop on Flickr.
Super excited to announce that I am teaching a drawing and writing comics course at The Garrison Art Center for teens and adults this fall! Yippee! You can sign up here: http://www.garrisonartcenter.org/ed_classes.cfm (I’m lucky #13 listed on the right hand side).
For those of you on the Hudson Line, including New Yorkers, the Garrison Art Center is literally STEPS away from the Garrison Train Station if you feel like joining us on Saturday afternoons. Garrison is an hour and 15 minutes from Grand Central on The Hudson Line. Think of it: ride up the glorious Hudson River and then come draw a comic about it with me.
If you only listen to one thing today, let it be this.
—Marie Howe from "The Poetry of Ordinary Time."
This. This is one of my favorite interviews on the show. I actually just bought What the Living Do last weekend with this poem on my mind. It’s a beautiful listen and the book is crushing.
"- Jessica Abel’s beautiful meditation on realizing home and identity while being far away from it.
The thing is, when you live abroad, your perspective on home changes, and is complicated to the point that “home” starts to require scare quotes. What is home? And simultaneously, your understanding of how much you are (in my case) an American makes equally clear how very much you are not, and will never be (again, in my case) a French person. If that was your goal (it’s not mine, in this case). So staying put will mean that you’re not at home either…
But a part of me yens for a feeling of rootedness. I imagine that sometime I’ll find myself in the place I want to be, and I will stay there, because I will want to be there. I will visit other places, but there will be this one place that feels like home, and I’m going to want to be back there. But I’m in my mid 40s now and it hasn’t happened yet, so possibly the whole notion is just a fantasy."
in the New York area or better yet, THE HUDSON VALLEY? Come on over to the Highland Falls Library, where I will be giving a talk about my exciting life and work (so far). It will be fun. I might make cookies.
working hard on getting this collection together. It’s going to be tough, but doggawn it! I am in it to win it!
Also: You might want to read this book: The Artist In the Office: How to Creatively Survive and Thrive Seven Days a Week
An epic mail day: Ivan Brunetti, Weng Pixin, Jessie Hartland, Kat McNally, & Mystery Lynne from Maine. I almost fainted. Seriously.