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Friday, March 12, 2010

Sleep Talkin' Man

This has nothing to do with writing, except maybe this man has found a way to tap directly into the subconscious craziness that leads to the best story ideas. I dunno, but I LMAO at nearly everything that has come out of this guy's mouth. Apparently this dude talks in his sleep and his wife tapes it and puts the greatest hits on the internets for us all to enjoy. He's complicit in this, so don't worry he's being taken advantage of.

Maybe don't check this out at work if you're afraid of laughing out loud in your cubicle.

You can check out Sleep Talkin' Man here.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Last Days of Dick

An article about the last days of Phillip K. Dick? Yes, please.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

That is Priceless!

This post has nothing to do with writing but I stumbled across this blog and had to share it. It's called "That is Priceless" and it is the blog of two-time Emmy winning comedy writer Steve Melcher. The concept is simple: Take famous masterpieces of art and give them different titles, hilarity ensues.

You can check out the blog here.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

His Doomed Affair: Jacob Hunt on turning your life into art

Jacob Hunt is a man of many talents. He is predominantly a visual artist whose comic strip, My Doomed Affair, appears regularly in the Athens, GA rag, the Flagpole, and whose anime-inspired artwork can be seen gracing the walls of studios across Atlanta. But Jacob is also a musician whose band Tracer Metula has recently released their first CD and have begun scheduling shows to promote its release.

His main gig is My Doomed Affair, which follows the decline and fall of one of his real-life love affairs (albeit highly fictionalized). The strip is witty and cleverly drawn and has been steadily growing a following in the Southeast and on the internet since its release in 2006. I caught up with Jacob recently and we had a little chat about his artwork and music and the difficulties of mixing business with pleasure.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Boredom: The True Mother of Invention

Are boring books good for publishing? They just might be.

The New York Times explains here.