The Drawing Came First

Have any comics stowed away that you wouldn’t mind parting ways with? Send them to Hurley’s Heroes to help alleviate stressful times in tornado-ravaged Joplin. Many children in shelters have little to do and would appreciate anything that can help them through this travesty. Send your all-ages comics here:

Hurley’s Heroes
1515 W. 10th
Ste. C
Joplin, MO 64801

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Poetry is rad. I recommend reading at least a book of poems each year. If you want some inspiration, you can listen to my friend Carrie’s poem, “I Will Address You As Horse,” for free on the Orange Alert Podcast. Enjoy it here.

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Friday. I am x-cited.

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Some advice on writerly advice: the least you can do is consider it, especially when that advice comes from a well-published author. So, check out Christopher Fowler’s blog. Mr. Fowler has been gracious enough to create a section of writing tips called The Story Course, in an attempt to help you write a story. Cool, yeah? The worst that can come from contemplating his tips is that you deem them hogwash and move on; I’m sure you’ll uproot at least one gem. My favorite is in section five, The Rules: “Fiction means you can make things up.”

Never forget it.

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Slice of life (artsy edition): “There’s tape all over the floor.” I’ll eschew from giving details, and let the drawing add an exaggerated clarity to the quote.

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  1. ! Matt! u are the nicest!

  2. Matt Athanasiou June 18, 2011 — 11:26 am

    I’m looking forward to the day I can blog about reading your poetry book.

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