Why we tick time off in years: we can say goodbye to all that, and start over.
“what happens to the married / we live in a buddy comedy / we fight, kiss, and then eat chinese takeout / there’s a little acting / and we get lost / but i will take more”
“you had me in between a rock and the back wall / the setting is all white / but at times / heaven feels driven by wires / rather than transcendence”
“he could not have been more offbeat or serious / as he banged the drum / in the dark”
signs + iphone camera + trickery = de-signs
“the co-founder of the artist is the house we grow up playing in”
The best albums and songs I listened to this year and the best live shows I saw.
“we are mathematical in a way / that is why we work”
Ten good books I read in 2009.
A catalogue of visual thinking techniques I’ve discovered over the past couple of years that have helped me with my own writing.
“i had never sold out the hall / before the crowd showed up early just to hang me…”
We got the galleys (uncorrected proofs) for Newspaper Blackout in the mail today.
“november hit / now we are watching mom prepare / for another death of a season / a new shipment of wishes”
Giving a Newspaper Blackout Poetry workshop at Angelo State in San Angelo, Texas.
On Ed Emberley’s classic drawing book, “Make A World.”
Signs + iPhone camera + trickery = de-signs.
PBS asked me to be a guest blogger for their “Remotely Connected” series.
A conversation between Robert Crumb, Francoise Mouly, and Art Spiegelman.
Drawings of a lecture on “Telling Stories in Pictures and Words” by Sam Hurt, creator of Eyebeam.
“the gravest problem in life / is the ratio of girls to boys / sex / where one finds it and how”
“i’ve got a lot of practicing to do / the superstar was recruited as a rookie”
Index card doodles from Austin’s best music festival.
The Austinist folks had me out to draw their Local Music Is Sexy pre-party for Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Tea bag + index card + Sharpie
“is that your name? lemme see yr ID / huh! / so you say it how?”
“hi how are you / i should tell you the entire how / but the game’s not meant to take more than a few minutes…”
Thou shalt make images and thou shalt use anything sent to you.
Most of my thinking and talking and art-related fellowship is online…
How I make all my art…
5 new de-signs for Friday.
“texas is actually real / he expected to report / it was a lot of people seeing false”
“i won’t leave you / i refuse to be that man / what can I do? i tried. i tried to be him / this is not a regular game / you and me”
Meg and I spent a good bit of the weekend going over the first pass of Newspaper Blackout…
Don’t worry about unity from piece to piece. What unifies all of your work is the fact that you made it.
“no one is without a childhood or dreams / we started with the same swords”
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“country music / and / chicken-fried steaks / i like to act the part / in texas”
Our Visual Note-Taking 101 panel made the cut for the first batch of 2010 SXSW programming!
Texas is not for pedestrians / we rig the system / pick one / keep out of it / ending machine
“the kick in the pants that saved job / for me it would have been a loss well short of wisdom”
“this world is so many places! yet home is the word / we are encouraged to find”
Getting e-mails and tweets from folks who are receiving their 20×200 prints in the mail.
“it’s nice to be / in an unmade bed / taking stock / waking to a wicked angel / 11:00am / still drinking”
Flipping through the binder that contains all the poems in Newspaper Blackout — in 30 seconds.
“a young man in finance / did poorly / jumped off the building / peaceful as a pigeon / you too / do stupid and silly things / if it wasn’t for her / you’d do more”
Rough doodles of ACL’s first hip-hop taping.
Try this: instead of keeping a rejection file, keep a praise file. For when you need the lift. Poem: “it’s great to hear people say they’re a fan / i’m saving those up for when this is over”
Two prints on sale over at 20×200: “How It Works” and “The Figure Skater”
I’m guest-blogging this week for one of my favorite blogs…
Signing my certificates of authenticity for my 20×200 prints! On sale tomorrow @ 2PM EST!