Monday, April 6, 2015

Going Behind Enemy Lines

I'm going to be reading at North by Northwest at Lunalux for AWP on Friday. It's mainly a poetry event, but they are open minded and asked me anyway. I'll be reading some work from my upcoming book Poetry is Useless. The space is at 1618 Harmon Place, over by Loring Park. A bunch of awesome people are reading including Mary Austin Speaker, Chris Martin and a bunch of folks from Factory Hollow Press and Monk Books.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

new comics

I'm working on a long form story again, real comics. It's all in the very early stages, there's no title yet, the story is still crystallizing in my head. But I just finished 21 pages which will be in the next Alternative Comics anthology. Here are three:



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

On Hellenism

I'm doing a live, on-air interview with Bill Buschell on his show Graffiti on WNYE tomorrow evening (Thursday), 7pm Eastern. Should be streamable, here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lesebok

My sister found this book at a thrift store a year or two back, and it's been sitting on a shelf in her house ever since. I notice it every time I'm over, and have been meaning to post these images forever. I can't get enough of this drawing. Simple, direct, casual almost to the point of laziness. But virtuosic laziness. From an era when artists learned how to draw for real, to the point where they could do convincing, natural human forms in their sleep with just a few quick lines. Also perhaps of an era when illustrators of this sort may have been very aware of the rise of abstraction and questioning themselves a bit: note the weird Matisse-ish tree on the cover, and the odd, repeated stickfigure foxes in the forest. Anyway I don't know if Hans Bergerson is the artist, but whoever it is is my new hero (except for that weird flute playing fox... not sure what happened there).