Another one of my old Modern Love illustrations for the New York Times has been repurposed for the podcast. On this week’s podcast, the actress Malin Akerman reads Liza Monroy’s essay “Elvis and My Husband Have Left the Building,” about a lustless Las Vegas wedding that yields an unconventional partnership. You can listen to the podcast here, as well as on iTunes and other places you might listen to a podcast.
David Chelsea is reading: Nabokov’s Favorite Word Is Mauve: What the Numbers Reveal About the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing
by Ben Blatt
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On this week’s podcast, Jacob and David dissect the serialized graphic novel WILD PALMS, the basis for the TV miniseries of the same name, written by Bruce Wagner and illustrated by Julian Allen in the early 1990s. Other topics of discussion include the virtues of kneaded erasers, which writers outside of comics David would like to collaborate with, the virtues of piracetam versus DMT, the gross yet strangely elegant comics of National Lampoon contributor Charles Rodrigues, and the Grid Project, in which illustrator Julian Allen cut his life’s work up into little squares. It’s the lively discussion of comics you’ve come to expect, and so much more!
David Chelsea Is Reading: Ray and Joe: The Story Of A Man And His Dead Friend And Other Classic Comics
by Charles Rodrigues
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This week I posted my 70th End Strip on Patreon. End Strips are short comics drawn in a vertical format on random strips of paper, usually ones trimmed from larger sheets by my daughter Rebecca for some school project or another. These have tended to fall into a few main groups: drawings of celebrities from my various clippings folders, short strips featuring my characters Sandy & Mandy, drawings of Facebook friends who share the same first name, rhyming song lyrics that happen to have an anapest meter, and clerihews- short comic poems about famous people with my caricature illustrations.
David Chelsea is watching: Black Mirror – Series 1-2 and Special
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