Hey, everyone.

Spring is sprung here in Portland. Allergies abound, we’re flocking the parks and rivers, the sidewalks thronged with all of us grinning idiots. It’s like Portland has collectively come out of our windowless basement apartment and stretched our arms towards the sun. Feels pretty awesome.

In the literary world, things are going great. Some nice movement on the novel, as well as a chorus of the usual rejections. Meanwhile, I’m plugging away at new short stories and I’m also starting to slowly kick around the idea – stay with me here – of another book. Still a ways away, but the idea is rolling around in the skull. Gathering momentum.

Regarding visual stuff, I’m working on a sticker series and an album cover for 1859 Records, and a shirt/hoody design for North By Northwest Records. They’re both fun, but man, is it tough to draw Alaska. Look for those soon. Oh, also, a series of illustrations for the soon-to-be-launched literary journal website, The Ne’er-Do-Well.

Recent novels that made my jaw hit the floor: Nightwoods by Charles Frazier, and Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel. Both of these books are full of this flat-out joyousness of language. Sentences that I had to read twice because they were just so damn good. Highly recommended.

Okay, that’s it from me. Hope everyone’s well, and as always, get in touch if you need any art or design work done, or are interested in my writing.

At this point, I think I’ll go outside again.

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