Cartooning Like You Mean It

Cartooning, Teaching & Living – by Tom Hart

Bookstack, March 08

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I’m liking this Bookstack idea. Here’s March 08.

First, I realized how wrong I was about Joann Sfar’s Vampire Loves. Its weird meandering nature, it’s mixing of characters all searching for something is really really charming… The Rabbi’s Cat I was already sold on, and reread it last month. Just finished Steve Martin’s Born Standing Up, which is so intelligent and good-hearted, his quest so rigorous and serious. Thanks, Tim Kreider. (I’m trying to feel regret or envy that the book shows a case of super hard work and dedicated intelligence as a path to commercial success. I’d like to believe those qualities are in fact, valued in our media world.

Finally read Calvino’s the Non-Existent Knight, which had a great minimum of characters and bizarre, meta-situations. I think I might not get to The Cloven Viscount before I return the book. Above that, a stack of student work, which I managed to get through and notate. Points of View is a book of short stories organized by narrative strategy, that inspired me to think on that subject a bit more widely, and also construct a few exercises for my students… Atop that, finally reading Don Quixote all the way through, but yes, that’s an abridged version… I am unashamed.

Atop that, notes for a new project. Why can I no longer find metal recipe cards boxes?

Written by hutchowen

April 11, 2008 at 12:01 am

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  1. Points of View…
    Wow. I got that book at a used booksale as a teen and just devoured it. Kept coming back to it for some reason. Just chewed it up.
    I think it literally disintegrated. Never thought I’d see that book anywhere again.


    April 13, 2008 at 11:06 am

  2. As a fellow artist/writer and “Tom Hart,” I have to say I love your work!

    Here are some metal box links:

    Good luck!


    Tom A. Hart

    July 4, 2008 at 4:46 pm

  3. Thanks brother!


    July 7, 2008 at 3:41 am

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