"How often does an author love a review so much she buys it, frames it, and hangs it on the wall? Kevin Thomas captured the essence of my book, its very heart, and he does it over and over again for books of all different kinds. I feel honored to have received the HORN! treatment, and giddy at the thought of an entire collection." —Emma Straub, author of Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures (via HORN! Collected Reviews | OR Books)
I just found out about this book and I am very excited!
I promised to upload the pattern for this back in freakin’ March. Eternally absent-minded, I am.
This cross stitch pattern is based on an image from Matt Fraction and David Aja’s superb comic Hawkeye. You too can have your very own naked Clint Barton
——> STITCH IT, BRO. <——
I’m totally going to find a scenic tea towel or thrift store stitched art and then add him to it. Fantastic.
YES YES YES! I need to make this!!
I told you cross stitch book nerd fan art is a thing!
The evolution of Adrian Tomine’s illustration in honor of tonight’s National Book Awards After-party. We’re so excited!
An original illustration by the amazing Adrian Tomine to kick off this extra special week of dancing and book-loving!
Thought Junot Diaz’s THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE her couldn’t get any better? Think again! Limited edition illustrated edition with stunning images by superstar artist Jaime Hernandez is on-sale today! Hop over to Buzzfeed for a sneak peek!
Next up in my series about gorgeous, amazing books that you need to hold in your hands and are hard to blog about, Junot Diaz + Jaime Hernandez = everything smart and beautiful and depressing.
Also, it is turquoise:
Christmas gift? Thankshannukah gift? I worked hard today and I deserve a freaking gift gift? You know you want it.
JOE’S PUB IS LOOKING FOR ARTISTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO DRAW LIVE PERFORMANCES ON OUR STAGE!!!
For six years, Michael Arthur has been our Archival Artist, capturing dozens of performances as they happen. Now, we would like to invite you to participate.
If you want a chance to come and draw live during a performance at Joe’s Pub, please send us some sketchbook drawings you’ve done of musicians, actors and dancers. Each drawing will be reviewed by Joe’s Pub and Michael Arthur and several will be shared on our Tumblr.
Later this year we will extend an invitation for artists to draw a live performance in the venue.
Do you want to draw live at Joe’s Pub? Submit your sketchbook drawings HERE. (Please be sure to include your contact information.)
On October 30 we will be hosting a public reception for Michael Arthur on the mezzanine at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003) where 20 of his portraits will be on display.
[From Michael Arthur: Here are a few drawings from one night at Joe’s Pub, drawn from the vantage point of the sound and light booth. First up was the midway performance of Mike Daisey’s 29 part monologue All The Faces Of The Moon. I’ve drawn Mike before, but usually he’s alone at his table. His co-stars for this ambitious piece are a series of paintings by is Larissa Tokmakova, and it seemed only fitting that I include a drawing of the night’s painting. Next up was Joey Arias, a performer who defies categorization, but if you wanted to try you could pull out “cabaret”, “chanteuse”, “Rocker”, “Mocker”, “Diva” and the list goes on. Joey is one of a kind. That’s it. A night at Joe’s Pub. It can run the gamut from one man with a story to tell to … Well, really anywhere imagination, talent and creativity can take you. As an artist trying to capture the energy on the stage, I have enjoyed the wondrous unpredictability of Joe’s Pub.]
For more information about Joe’s Pub, visit: http://www.joespub.com/
For more information on Michael Arthur, visit: http://inklines.tumblr.com/
Joe’s pub hosts incredible performances *and* invites people to capture them in visual art. I can’t wait to see the theater full of Tumblr illustrators scribbling away!
Adrian Tomine at the Brooklyn Book Festival, 9/22/13
Everybody’s favorite illustrated-quotes-from-literary-events Tumblr has awesome coverage from the Brooklyn Book Festival!
I finally got a copy, and I had no idea how gorgeous this book is in person — die cuts, full-color endpapers and illustrations, smells good. Cover jpegs and e-reading files just don’t come close…