Chris Ware Art Supplies

I use a .13 Rotring rapidograph in my daily comic strip diary but I draw my comics with a #2 series 795 Loew-Cornell round watercolor brush and Dr. Martin’s tech black ink on 4-ply Strathmore bristol board. I use a Namiki Falcon SF fountain pen that I’ve sort of filed down a little when I’m drawing in my regular sketchbook. Has anyone else noticed that the paper in those Moleskine journals is actually printed with yellow ink?

P.S. I’d add Hokusai to the list.

via Live webchat: Chris Ware | Books | The Guardian.

Letter: Family denounces Tefft’s racist rhetoric and actions | INFORUM

My name is Pearce Tefft, and I am writing to all, with regards to my youngest son, Peter Tefft, an avowed white nationalist who has been featured in a number of local news stories over the last several months.

On Friday night, my son traveled to Charlottesville, Va., and was interviewed by a national news outlet while marching with reported white nationalists, who allegedly went on to kill a person.

I, along with all of his siblings and his entire family, wish to loudly repudiate my son’s vile, hateful and racist rhetoric and actions. We do not know specifically where he learned these beliefs. He did not learn them at home.

I have shared my home and hearth with friends and acquaintances of every race, gender and creed. I have taught all of my children that all men and women are created equal. That we must love each other all the same.

Evidently Peter has chosen to unlearn these lessons, much to my and his family’s heartbreak and distress. We have been silent up until now, but now we see that this was a mistake. It was the silence of good people that allowed the Nazis to flourish the first time around, and it is the silence of good people that is allowing them to flourish now.

Peter Tefft, my son, is not welcome at our family gatherings any longer. I pray my prodigal son will renounce his hateful beliefs and return home. Then and only then will I lay out the feast.

His hateful opinions are bringing hateful rhetoric to his siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as his parents. Why must we be guilty by association? Again, none of his beliefs were learned at home. We do not, never have, and never will, accept his twisted worldview.

He once joked, “The thing about us fascists is, it’s not that we don’t believe in freedom of speech. You can say whatever you want. We’ll just throw you in an oven.”

Peter, you will have to shovel our bodies into the oven, too. Please son, renounce the hate, accept and love all.

Tefft lives in Fargo.

via Letter: Family denounces Tefft's racist rhetoric and actions | INFORUM.

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via 23 Email Sales Lines to Spur Action.

Elizabeth Wurtzel interview by Liz Phair

WURTZEL: I think people have this idea that it’s easier to write a memoir than it is a novel, but it’s not easier to do anything. Either you know how to write or you don’t. Lots of people try to write memoirs because they think, "I rode my motorcycle cross-country—I have a memoir." But it’s not like that. It’s not about whether you have an interesting story; it’s about whether you know how to tell it.

via Elizabeth Wurtzel – Page – Interview Magazine.