For the past year, I have been working with the amazing artist Elizabeth McClellan on a lyrical illustrated book titled, “THE DAY THE COLORS LEFT.” We will be finishing the project this spring and putting it out for publication. You can now read an excerpt of the book and see a few more of Elizabeth’s amazing images on Grin City Collective’s website. Follow my blog for updates on the book’s progress and where you will be able to order it.
"Why are you so afraid of your own anatomy?"
so fucking cool
i want these underwear
Hi everyone, here is a fashion shoot starring boners. Photos by Claire Milbrath. Styling by Mila Franovic.
Here is Jezebel’s analysis of what this trend means for our visual culture.
(sorry, not a romance cover, but as it relates to women’s visual arousal, very pertinent)
The book world has a new phony debate. On the good side, at least we’re not arguing about Franzen anymore
“There are professional thrills and there are professional thrills, but I am extra especially thrilled to report that FSG is going to be publishing John Darnielle’s novel, Wolf in White Van, this fall. John is famous for his work with the Mountain Goats, and I suspect that none of the many fans who know his lyrics and have heard his stories will be surprised by the revelation that his is a genuinely literary mind. And it’s true—Wolf in White Van emphatically proves that his imagination and voice are at least as at home on the page as they are in song.
There are many things worth singling out for praise in Wolf in White Van:the unforgettable main character, Sean Phillips, who has been isolated by a disfiguring injury since age seventeen; Trace Italian, the intricate game within the novel that Sean created and runs; the interplay of real and imagined worlds, which is both complex and heartbreaking; the structure of the storytelling—audacious, brilliant, and never anything but convincing and unreasonably suspenseful; the prose itself, which is precise and beautiful and (forgive me) lyrical.”
Read more from editor Sean McDonald about Wolf in White Van here.
Hey look! Someone who lived in Grinnell is publishing a book!
…Wait, you mean he’s famous for other reasons?
Start something new in Iowa with tonight’s free workshop. If you’ve already started and are stuck, come down and ask questions. If you don’t know where to start, come down and ask questions. I have a brain crammed FULL of junk about Des Moines, event logistics, and project planning. Use me.
Jesus, California. It rains an inch and we get water coming up through our floor.
NOT THROUGH A WINDOW OR A DOOR. UP THROUGH THE FLOOR.
EDIT: To quote the facilities guy who just came in…”Yeah, we can’t do anything about that.”