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in search of the D (edited)

Not that i needed any more evidence that this cold, dirty, violent and bitter northern sports-city might be killing me, but this week a doctor diagnosed me with a severe vitamin-D deficiency, which could be the root of why my body & mind are falling apart. Hopefully that means my mood & health will improve...
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airhorn

airhorn

And so it begins. As haggard and frostbit as these incredibly overpriced little nubs of commodified wilderness may be, they serve as testament that somewhere out there — undoubtedly much further south than chicago — the fungi have begun plotting… Stay tuned for incoming (& most likely fruitless) Nature Pics
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instagrim

Our younger, hipper coworker keeps insisting that it’s way cooler to have an instagram than an actual website. Although instagram seems like an even more vacuous waste of time and privacy than twitter, i’m not quite ready to lay down and die completely just yet — so tonight i locked the 21st century in a...
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in short

in short

I tried to make a list of things that were “chicago” and found out most (but not all) of these things are not things i am very much into. Not included: driving; driving large SUVs; honking while driving large SUVs; living in suburbs; racist cops; indoor rock-climbing; not minding pollution; Stalinists; socialists; literal white supremacists;...
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present grind

present grind

status of a page from a short comic I have been drawing this week
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advice

Cartooning is a curse. Don’t let the posis tell you different. It might seem fun before the carpal issues settle in, but in the long run nothing will destroy you faster. Now that i’m finished with another book, you’d think i’d be trying to figure out how to get into grad school, getting a hobby...
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our scene

our scene

I still have snapchat on my phone and it never gets used: garbagegabby
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Borges you to death

Matthew XXV:30 by Jorge Luis Borges The first bridge, Constitution Station. At my feet the shunting trains trace iron labyrinths. Steam hisses up and up into the night, which becomes at a stroke the night of the Last Judgment. From the unseen horizon and from the very center of my being, an infinite voice pronounced...
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Milwaukee Ave.

Milwaukee Ave.

Still waiting on more news about my new books. Also planning to get a collection of diary comics printed, against all my own better judgement, in time for SPX (which i prob can’t afford to go to, but it’s nice to have deadlines). I keep forgetting i put the wordpress app on my phone, so...
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facts of life

facts of life

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social convention

social convention

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art: a very big deal

“The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions hidden by the answers.” -James Baldwin “We have all the answers. It is the questions we do not know.” -Dostoyevksy “Art is not a mirror reflecting society but a hammer to shape it.” -Bertolt Brecht, possibly via Trotsky Yeah well
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