Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cheering Section

Two of my blog buddies from the early days are making me all verklempt lately. D (here) is a very talented artist who makes illustrations that are fresh and incredibly expressive and complex without being pretentious. I don't know jack about art, but his work affects me on many levels. D had an illustration published in the New York Times last week. Isn't that amazing? Raise your hand if you've had an illustration published in the NYT. That's what I thought. I'm really excited for him. A sampling of his work is here.

Matt Allard (here) is a blog buddy who does things with words that will make you weep. He writes stories that are vivid and tactile and urgent. He has a unique voice - and I think that is quite rare in itself - and his very first book, To Slow Down The Time, is about to be published. Can you believe that? The cool website (where I pre-ordered my copy last night!) is here. I think a lot of people write well, but Matt is on a different level.

I'm so proud of these guys. Very deserving. It's fun to see good people with great talent get recognized.


  1. It's great to see awesome, talented people get what's coming to them. Hooray!

  2. Thank you for always being so kind and encouraging. I'm very excited for you to read the book.

    This means a lot to me. Thank you!

  3. matthew said it first and probably better than i can, so i'll just say, 'ditto.'

  4. Isn't it about time that Mallard had a damn book published? I've been waiting for what feels like forever for that kid to get a book out! Now, I just can't wait until he's rich and famous and taking care of all his Blog Aunties. :)

  5. Hi!! I don´t know anything about you. I´ve just found you at "My life list". I was looking for tips on how to learn to surf. The thing is that I live in a surfer spot (in the north coast of Spain) but I have never tried to surf. Now that I have a life list, I think I'm gonna give it a try. I love your blog, you seem to be quite similar to me, at least in what we like about life!! Just wanted to say hello!!
    Cheers from the Basque Country!!