Archive for September, 2012

Junot Diaz Rocks!

14 September 2012

Junot Diaz speaking in L.A. yesterday. Photo by Yuki Kidokoro

Just a really quick post to say that I saw Junot Diaz speak last night at the L.A. Theater Center in downtown L.A. – and it was great. I really love his book The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (have read it three times, and it seems like it just came out – hmmm – it was 2007.) Last night I bought his new book This Is How You Lose Her, and looking forward to diving into it.  (more…)

Taiyo Matsumoto’s Beautiful Gogo Monster Comics

12 September 2012

Panel from Gogo Monster by Taiyo Matsumoto

My friends Federico and Yuki loaned me Gogo Monster, a comic book by Taiyo Matsumoto. I’d read Matsumoto’s Black and White comics. He has a great art style that’s both slightly goofy and nearly photo-realistic.  (more…)

Mom’s Art 2: Collages and a Cactus Drawing

7 September 2012

Inside cover of Mom and Paige’s collage book. Text reads: this book was made by Paige Gastil and Grandma Marge Linton – finished in 2002

Thinking of my mom lately… wishing she was still around. Mom was pretty creative, but I think poured a lot of that energy into raising four kids.

I posted a few of my mom’s Stockholm drawings earlier here, today it’s some collages that she did with my niece Paige. (more…)