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2010



  • 2010-archives

    THE YEAR IN REVIEW, 2010

    All in all, 2010 was a good year. I got no beef with it.


  • the-end-of-the-world

    NEW YEAR’S HOROSCOPE

    the end-of-the-world will be no concern for the people who live


  • 12-20-2010-virgo

    HOROSCOPES

    “they can’t all be the one / you are much more than your age / battle over a parking zone in his memory motel / continue to wonder / wait and see / waiting for something to come would work against you / fuck the committee / a double life is allegiance to the not true / our message is dispatched to us eventually / bail on those things don’t count / now you plant seeds / go back in time”


  • 12-13-2010-taurus

    HOROSCOPES

    spend time running through the forests / flee the office / take a nice, quiet beer after work, and survey the crowd / the merits of drunkenness it is hard to find anyone without it / never back down / with a slight shrug hold back / get yourself a suit / work it / people listen 2 a story / be true / on occasion crying in front of the house is ok / for the dark days we practice


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    HIPSTERS / EXPERIMENTING

    Playing around this Saturday afternoon…


  • shark-tea-drawing

    SHARK! (A TEA DRAWING)

    Found this tea drawing on my Flickr, but I don’t think I ever posted it here…


  • 12-06-2010-scorpio

    HOROSCOPES

    “forgive em / you always with you were somewhere else but you are here / you really have trouble when you know that you understand god / make a speech / remember your audience / that itch needs itching / after a while go home / get out of your league / look, listen / be over the ex / it doesn’t get better it just changes / on tough days when things aren’t going right be still”


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    MY READING YEAR, 2010

    Ten good books I read this year: I Rememberby Joe Brainard “I remember Saturday night baths and Sunday morning comics.” The Anthologistby Nicholson Baker “I ask a simple question. I ask myself: What was the very best moment of your day…this one question could lift out from my life exactly what I will want to […]


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    NOTEBOOK JUNE – NOVEMBER 2010

    A collection of pages from my notebook.


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    HOROSCOPES

    “learn music / be like a tree trunk, sturdy / grow into the challenge simply not to ruin it / sing to an attacker / abadon all poise / bring all your good stuff, and don’t worry / be a good date to everybody / don’t say anything specific / laugh at every single thing / give credit and get out of the way”


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    TEDMED NOTEBOOK ILLUSTRATIONS

    Illustrations from a project I tag-teamed with my friend, Mike Rohde.


  • 3-squares

    3 SQUARES LOGO

    I was happy to draw the logo for 3 Squares. Here’s a few process doodles from my sketchbook.


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    NEWSPAPER BLACKOUT POEMS SET TO MUSIC IN CHICAGO

    So cool: ACM Chicago has commissioned composers and musicians to set my poems to music.


  • all-signs

    THANKSGIVING HOROSCOPE

    “B thankful / treasure the time”


  • 11-15-2010-taurus

    HOROSCOPES

    “clues proliferate in the gut / the fun is going to get funner / do not murder mysteries / hand-writing is fake research / do less / no talent through television / threaten yer formal education / people discover a padded resume / permission is a sugared drink not food / miss speedy slow down / partner and tag-team the problem / be a wiser witness”


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    IT’S A WEIRD TIME SO BE NICE (SOME COLLAGES)

    Whenever I have a free night and no ideas, I make collages.


  • our-parents-accuse-us

    LET US GO ON

    “let us go on and do what our parents accuse us of doin”


  • lyle-lovett-acl-9

    LYLE LOVETT AUSTIN CITY LIMITS TAPING

    Drawings of the last ACL taped in the historic 6A studio on UT’s campus.


  • 11-08-2010-scorpio-500px

    HOROSCOPES

    “our expectations won’t do everything / we may have to invent a new method / crash in a quiet room / parents cannot be put in place / test the helmets / know money / adults accept they have to b involved in daily operations / all grown men duck and run / lose the tough guy acked / go along be a smart kid don’t whine / play the problem is more the mood lurking behind shoulder blades / talk a good game with a sense of humility”


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    FUN FUN FUN FEST 2010

    Doodles from Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010. Thanks to Paige and Austinist! See my drawings from 2009 →


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    LOCAL MUSIC IS SEXY 6

    Sketches from The Austinist’s Pre-Fun Fun Fun Fest party.


  • naked-november

    ALL NOVEMBER

    “finally we are naked / and on a mission / i wish I could have you all November”


  • horoscopes-nov-1

    HOROSCOPES

    ride the bus hear the yelling / be boisterous / make sure how much sleep you get shine it up and wear it / adore the world / switch sides / stand closer / be brave i don’t think it’s a hugely common thing / u cannot be tied down to DNA / move in there are no rules about how far is too far / the money is never the search / sometimes forsaking the circle is slippery / everything changes this is one of the hardest things to know


  • goldilocks

    GOLDILOCKS

    “trying to get goldilocks / to go home”


  • horoscopes

    HOROSCOPES

    seek a new location / go outside / you would like to think that Bohemia is a kind of work / invest more energy in intense quiet playing / prove that none of this should be taken for granted / fall back on memories / begin a long courtship / take a woman in passion / act tough / picket the strike / the desperate follow not u / the wizard to seek is not on TV


  • five

    5 YEARS OF BLACKING OUT

    To celebrate the anniversary of my first blackout poem five years ago, I thought I’d post my 10 favorite poems from the archives.


  • maira-kalman

    TELEPORTAL READINGS 2.1

    Drawings of Maira Kalman, Doug Dorst, Jennifer Egan, and Silent Diane.


  • here-comes-the-bride

    HERE COMES THE BRIDE

    “in her $667.16 satin wedding gear / she said, I do! / and high-heeled it to the champagne”


  • thenational-05

    THE NATIONAL: AUSTIN CITY LIMITS TAPING

    Drawings of The National taping Austin City Limits, October 11, 2010.


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  • fire-me

    NO WORK IS WITHOUT ACCIDENT / FIRE ME

    iPhone + iRetouch + Camerabag (+ Tiltshift Generator) = de-Sign


  • sunday-megachurch-music

    SUNDAY MORNING

    “oh the megachurch music / i don’t want to go”


  • punt

    PUNT

    “everything is telling you punt…”


  • shipping

    OUR NEW SUNDAY AFTERNOON ROUTINE

    On Sundays now, Meghan and I meet in our library and pack orders…


  • store

    NEW STORE OPEN!

    Signed, limited-edition screenprints, t-shirts, and books are on sale over at store.austinkleon.com


  • warning-life-is-without-supervision

    WARNING: LIFE IS WITHOUT SUPERVISION

    A de-sign = iPhone camera + iRetouch + Camerabag + FlickIt


  • the-giant-talks

    TALKS WITH THE GIANT

    “talks with the Giant did not go far, / he made clear to us / he is very happy to be alone / and out of work / get one last look / before he begins his defensive”


  • newshour

    NEWSPAPER BLACKOUT ON PBS NEWSHOUR!

    PBS Newshour is profiling me as part of their Poetry Series.


  • summer-is-cooking

    SUMMER IS COOKING MY HEART

    “summer is cooking my heart”


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    FIVE YEARS

    I didn’t start a blog because I had something to say. I started a blog because I wanted to find something to say.


  • cinderellas-trouble

    CINDERELLA’S TROUBLE

    “Cinderella’s Trouble was that she sat waiting for some Fairy Godmother”


  • awholenewmind

    A WHOLE NEW MIND BY DANIEL PINK

    A visual map of the book.


  • marriage

    WHAT IS MARRIAGE?

    “marriage is two people in love / standing in the same bathroom”


  • root

    I STILL ROOT FOR THE TOWN

    “I still root for the town / it got into my blood”


  • victory-of-sorts

    A VICTORY OF SORTS

    “it is a victory of sorts / to take a drive in the country!”


  • pirates-booty

    PIRATE’S BOOTY

    “he saved the day / and then they were married / now the pirates / are after his organz”


  • google-me

    GOOGLE ME

    “Go on Google me / ask Google how much u miss me”


  • portfolio

    NEW PORTFOLIO PAGE

    After going years without one, I finally have an online portfolio of my work.


  • sophia-loren

    THE SOPHIA LOREN OF OHIO

    “she was the sophia loren of ohio / and she belonged to me”


  • quiet-as-a-whisper

    QUIET

    “a woman is living with me / she wanders around / quite as a whisper”



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