Cartoon: ‘Walking’

At first glance, this cartoon (should we call it an “illustrative essay?”) by Grant Snider, philosopher-cartoonist extraordinaire, may not seem to be about writing.

But like so many of the subtle observations Grant makes, the last panel here brings us a treasure – the secret of creativity of all kinds, just waiting for us to put it to use.

Pre-order Grant’s new book, I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf, HERE

While you’re at it, you can find more of Grant’s extraordinary perception of human creativity at Incidental Comics, HERE

And if you haven’t already done so (how could you not?) buy Grant’s other wonderful book, The Shape of Ideas, HERE

Everything You Need to Know About Screenwriting – via Judge Parker

Looks to us like Francesco Marciuliano, writer of the syndicated comic strip Judge Parker, has his eye on the Big Prize – a moneymaking screenplay, reality be damned.


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Or is it just us? What do you think?

Cartoon: “Why We Read”

The late, brilliant Richard Thompson on why we read also reflects why many of us write.


LB’S NOTE: In my case, this was indeed why I read and still is. But the current reason for the writing I still occasionally engage in isn’t to miss out on the human drama and adventure around me but to celebrate my discovery that, hey, actually living ain’t half bad. In fact, it’s My-T fine.

Check out one of the best, albeit largely unsung, comic strips in history HERE

 

This Week’s Best Cartoon About Being an Author

Cartoonist Bill Whitehead’s daily comic strip, Free Range, brings a very special touch to a grand tradition, You can find his work HERE and learn more about him HERE

Cartoon: ‘Bookshelf Organization for the Obsessive-Compulsive’

Grant Snider, philosopher-cartoonist extraordinaire shares a sketch he recently updated for an upcoming book. I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf will be published next spring by Abrams Books.

Pre-order Grant’s new book HERE

While you’re at it, you can find more of Grant’s extraordinary perception of human creativity at Incidental Comics, HERE

And if you haven’t already done so (how could you not?) buy Grant’s other wonderful book, The Shape of Ideas, HERE