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The Scratch Papers, Page 113: “Je Ne Sais Quoi”

Collage; 2012. More Scratch Papers.

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The Scratch Papers, Page 112: “No Better Place”

Collage; 2012. More Scratch Papers.

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“I Am an Amanuensis” 77: Friedrich Nietzsche

“I tell you: one must still have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star. I tell you: ye have still chaos in you.” Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra. Originally published in 1891. Translated by Thomas Common. Reprinted online by English Server Philosophy Texts. Amanuensis –noun.  A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. More “I Am an Amanuensis.”

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The Scratch Papers, Page 111: “Burning Bright”

I just finished Lynda Barry’s amazing and beautiful Picture This: A Near-Sighted Monkey Book, which is different parts memoir, graphic novel, art book, and art guide. I’ve been trying some of the projects Barry recommends, both on my own and with my students, and here’s one that turned out rather well. Collage, acrylic; 2012. More Scratch Papers.

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“I Am an Amanuensis” 76: Lynda Barry

“In motion, you speak the language that language is based on.” Lynda Barry, Picture This: A Near-Sighted Monkey Book. Montreal: Drawn and Quarterly, 2010. Amanuensis –noun.  A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. More “I Am an Amanuensis.”

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New Track 7 Chalkboard Design

On my way home from drawing this I saw a guy wearing nothing but a baseball cap, riding a bike. Needless to say, that was payment enough for artistic services rendered. Thanks, Universe!

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“I Am an Amanuensis” 75: Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, and Hendrik Goltzius

“He couldn’t see why people made such a fuss about people eating their silly old fruit, anyway. But life would be a lot less fun if they didn’t. And there never was an apple [ … ] that wasn’t worth the trouble you got into for eating it.” Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Good Omens. Read by Martin Jarvis. New York: Harper, 2009. Originally published by Workman, 1990. “The Fall of Man” by Hendrik Goltzius, 1616. Amanuensis –noun.  A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. More “I Am an Amanuensis.”