Aunt Julia spoke Gaelic very loud and very fast. I could not answer her — I could not understand her. She wore men’s boots when she wore any. — I can see her strong foot, stained with peat, paddling with the treadle of the spinningwheel while her right hand drew yarn marvellously out of the […]
The word radical comes from the Latin word for root. Perhaps the most radical thing you can do in our time is to start turning over the soil, loosening it up for the crops to settle in, and then stay home to tend them.
Sit at your desk for three hours each morning. Don't allow yourself to read, answer phone calls, tidy up, or anything else. You sit there. If you are not writing, you still sit there.
Eventually, you will write.
Coming up Buchanan Street, quickly, on a sharp winter evening a young man and two girls, under the Christmas lights – The young man carries a new guitar in his arms, the girl on the inside carries a very young baby, and the girl on the outside carries a chihuahua. And the three of them […]
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.
Alice Walker – The Color Purple
Dr Lisa-Ann Gershwin talking about the jellyfish – this is the science behind my comics.
He must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil
For the second year running, I ran workshops for children during the children’s comic festival – I Seriernas Värld – in Malmö. The workshops are held in libraries; a great way of reaching a broad range of children. This time it was in Kanini – the wonderful, newly opened children’s section at the main library. […]
It takes more courage to examine the dark corners of your own soul than it does for a soldier to fight on a battlefield.
William Butler Yeats
In dark times, what do we reach out for? For music, food, love? For dear friends and the solace of the natural world? How do make our peace? And find the strength to continue? Thank you Leonard Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016). And also Wendell Berry. The Peace of Wild Things. When […]