Tuesday, 17 March 2009

The Discomfort Zone

"Just about anything - protesting against world hunger; getting a laugh out of words like 'nooky'; dispensing wisdom; dying - is easier than real comedy."

"Schulz wasn't an artist because he suffered. He suffered because he was an artist. To keep choosing art over the comforts of a normal life - to grind out a strip every day for fifty tears; to pay the very steep psychic price for this - is the opposite of damaged. It's the sort of choice that only a tower of strength and sanity can make."
- from Jonathan Franzen's 2006 memoir. Highly recommended.

Superb cover art - and other arcana - found here (p4).

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