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…)

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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…)