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September 2nd, 2007 | Oddments

1. Cartoonist Ellen Forney is the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s writer-in-residence this month. If you go to her blog, there are links to a great piece she did for the paper about her love affair with her Mercury Cougar, as well as to video of the public talk she gave.

2. Local TV reporter Jack Thurston just won an Excellence in Journalism award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association for the segment he did about me last spring. Here I am with him in my office on the day we shot the interview.

jack & me

3. Another VT cartoonist, James Kochalka, has a kids’ book out. Here he is narrating an animated trailer for it. It would be kind of cool to play around with animation like this. Even with minimal movement, you can get some powerful effects. Like, check out the “die young, stay pretty” video of Ellen Forney using some simple pan & zoom techniques to tell one of her graphic stories as a performance piece.

8 Responses to “linkorama”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yay Jack Thurston! The cutest reporter north of NYC. And he’s smart and knows how to do a good story. Congrats to both of you.

  2. liza from pine street art works says:

    oops. that anonymous was me.

  3. Maggie Jochild says:

    I recognized him instantly from the News section at your website, Liza. And I thought the same thing — What a CUTIE! With a brain to match. So glad we have great reporters on “our team”.

  4. kate says:

    he is cute!

    is it just me, or is anyone else having trouble with either the links working or even getting you to the right place?

  5. Josiah says:

    While we’re linking, this is probably as good a time as any to note that the Wikipedia article on Fun Home has been promoted to “Featured Article”, which means that it’s considered one of the best articles on Wikipedia. It’ll be on the Wikipedia front page at some point.

  6. Tera says:

    okay I’m convinced we totally need to see DTWOF animated!

  7. sunicarus says:

    This is a bit off topic but thought this might be of interest among comic fans.

    http://prismcomics.org/

  8. Suzanonymous says:

    Thanks for the heads-up about Ellen’s comic online. Hope all is well, Alison.