Flickr Is Not Comics, But It Is Something

I just finished reading Understanding Comics, by Scott McCloud. It instructed, inspired, fired, and delighted me. It's a singular work of clear and penetrating explanation, but you probably already knew that. I'm like the television neophyte discovering Seinfeld for the first time in 2006. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art Why me and this book didn't […]

Vonnegut On Writers

From Kurt Vonnegut, via Tom Talk: "This is what I find most encouraging about the writing trades: They allow mediocre people who are patient and industrious to revise their stupidity, to edit themselves into something like intelligence, They also allow lunatics to seem saner than sane." Read and post comments | Send to a friend

Roderick on Doing Rockstar vs. Imagining Rockstar

"You need to get past the fact that your imagination is better at doing the thing than your hands."-John Roderick, on The Merlin Show Also, "I've never met a person that had a dream that was unachievable…but they feel like the little bit of practice they have to do…" Watch the whole thing. Read and […]

QotD: I Should Make A List

What do you always forget to pack?  Submitted by quornflour. I usually have eighteen zillion ac adapters, between phone, camera, comprooter, ipod, ds. I'm usually pretty mindful on the way out, but when I'm packing to head home I've been known to leave adapters at hotels. I once left a really nice dress shirt at […]

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