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Jul 8
austinkleon:

Flannery O’Connor, The Cartoons
Wow, so Fantagraphics is actually releasing a collection of Flannery O’Connor’s cartoons. I wrote about them back in 2007, when I could only find 2-3 images:
Few people know this, but Flannery O’Connor, one of my favorite writers, was also a cartoonist. She started out publishing cartoons in her high school and college newspapers, then tried to publish some in the New Yorker as a way to make money so that she could write her fiction. (That didn’t quite work out.) A few folks have noted that cartooning probably had some effect on writing her style: dig her grotesque caricatures and gift for combining the comic and the serious.
The Guardian has more of the story…what’s badass is that they’re all linocuts!


Sweet! Want!

austinkleon:

Flannery O’Connor, The Cartoons

Wow, so Fantagraphics is actually releasing a collection of Flannery O’Connor’s cartoons. I wrote about them back in 2007, when I could only find 2-3 images:

Few people know this, but Flannery O’Connor, one of my favorite writers, was also a cartoonist. She started out publishing cartoons in her high school and college newspapers, then tried to publish some in the New Yorker as a way to make money so that she could write her fiction. (That didn’t quite work out.) A few folks have noted that cartooning probably had some effect on writing her style: dig her grotesque caricatures and gift for combining the comic and the serious.

The Guardian has more of the story…what’s badass is that they’re all linocuts!

Sweet! Want!