Makpal Abdrazakova, the only female eagle hunter in Kazakhstan.
(Source: quietbystander, via kellysue)
A comic about glasses. (I hope the Love Love Hill girls dig it!)
This is how marriage works, people.
When was super depressed, I wasn’t working—I was always too depressed. Hemingway did his best work when he didn’t drink, then he drank himself to death and blew his head off with a shotgun. Someone asked John Cheever, “What’d you learn from Hemingway?” and he said “I learned not to blow my head off with a shotgun.” I remember going to the Michigan poetry festival, meeting Etheridge Knight there and Robert Creeley. Creeley was so drunk—he was reading and he only had one eye, of course, and had to hold his book like two inches from his face using his one good eye. But you look at somebody like George Saunders—I think he’s the best short story writer in English alive—that’s somebody who tries very hard to live a sane, alert life.
You’re present when you’re not drinking a fifth of Jack Daniel’s every day. It’s probably better for your writing career, you know? I think being tortured as a virtue is a kind of antiquated sense of what it is to be an artist. —
In an interview with The Fix, Mary Karr debunks the toxic mythology that it is necessary to be damaged in order to be creative. My own vehement defiance to that mythology is what led me to choose Ray Bradbury – the ultimate epitome of creating from joy rather than suffering – as the subject of my contribution to The New York Times’ The Lives They Lived.
Pair with Karr on why writers write.
Totally, totally agreed. For all art forms.
(Source: , via neil-gaiman)
I graduated from college a year ago today, so today seems as good a time as any to make an annual report. Here is a big list of all the comics that I’ve drawn since then, all of which you can either read or order online. Thanks everyone for reading my stuff, it has truly been a rad year. List follows, in alphabetical order:
Sam Alden is a freaking MACHINE and clearly a rising star in the small press world.
Holy shit, all these in a YEAR?!!
Premier Comics: Submissions now open for SUBSTANCE -
Coming this year from the Premier Comics collective is Substance, a new anthology of auto-biographical and personal comics. We are now accepting submissions - send us an email with a script, idea, thumbnails, storyboard, comic-in-progress, or comic that you’d like to submit. There are no…
Exciting! I think I will submit either Silent Fluency or the latest Between Sleeps multipager I’m working on. Squee!
Just horsing around at work. (at Prudential Center Tower)