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A Haruki Murakami/Adrian Tomine collabfest? Art Samurai needs to become a phrase now. Or Japanawesome. Tokyomazing? Tokyomazing! 
youmightfindyourself:

At Koenji Station, Tengo boarded the Chuo Line inbound rapid-service train. The car was empty. He had nothing planned that day. Wherever he went and whatever he did (or didn’t do) was entirely up to him. It was ten o’clock on a windless summer morning, and the sun was beating down. The train passed Shinjuku, Yotsuya, Ochanomizu, and arrived at Tokyo Central Station, the end of the line. Everyone got off, and Tengo followed suit. Then he sat on a bench and gave some thought to where he should go. “I can go anywhere I decide to,” he told himself. “It looks as if it’s going to be a hot day. I could go to the seashore.” He raised his head and studied the platform guide.
Read Haruki Murakami’s “Town of Cats”, published in the September 5, 2011 issue of The New Yorker. Illustration by one of my faves, Adrian Tomine.

A Haruki Murakami/Adrian Tomine collabfest? Art Samurai needs to become a phrase now. Or Japanawesome. Tokyomazing? Tokyomazing! 

youmightfindyourself:

At Koenji Station, Tengo boarded the Chuo Line inbound rapid-service train. The car was empty. He had nothing planned that day. Wherever he went and whatever he did (or didn’t do) was entirely up to him. It was ten o’clock on a windless summer morning, and the sun was beating down. The train passed Shinjuku, Yotsuya, Ochanomizu, and arrived at Tokyo Central Station, the end of the line. Everyone got off, and Tengo followed suit. Then he sat on a bench and gave some thought to where he should go. “I can go anywhere I decide to,” he told himself. “It looks as if it’s going to be a hot day. I could go to the seashore.” He raised his head and studied the platform guide.

Read Haruki Murakami’s “Town of Cats”, published in the September 5, 2011 issue of The New Yorker. Illustration by one of my faves, Adrian Tomine.

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Margswood, you did “Handmaid’s Tale” AND this cartoon?
You so awesome. 
maudnewton:

When Margaret Atwood drew this cartoon — inspired by a great Barbara Gowdy quip — a few years ago, I didn’t realize she had a background as a cartoonist. But Clive Thompson links to a 1978 TV  interview with Atwood about her Kanadian  Kulture Komic. “You’re supposed to do one thing,” she says. “If you do more than that,  people get confused.”
(This seems like a good time to link to Rebecca Solnit’s incredible “Men Who Explain Things,” just in case there’s anyone left on the Internet who hasn’t read it.)

Margswood, you did “Handmaid’s Tale” AND this cartoon?

You so awesome. 

maudnewton:

When Margaret Atwood drew this cartoon — inspired by a great Barbara Gowdy quip — a few years ago, I didn’t realize she had a background as a cartoonist. But Clive Thompson links to a 1978 TV interview with Atwood about her Kanadian Kulture Komic. “You’re supposed to do one thing,” she says. “If you do more than that, people get confused.”

(This seems like a good time to link to Rebecca Solnit’s incredible “Men Who Explain Things,” just in case there’s anyone left on the Internet who hasn’t read it.)

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