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172: DIAGRAM __ erasure special issue________21 November, 2016

well hello post-apocalyptic dystopian wasteland futuremadmaxamericuhhhhh! “they kilt us but they ain’t whupped us” etc? more faulkner? sometimes one is not enough. in fact, i would go so far as to say that in our great country, one is rarely enough. the more the better. i try not to get political on here, but in the words of that guy’s post-election sign in new york: “i’m not usually a sign guy, but jeez.” for now let’s all go back to our huts and call our congressman a few times.

there is some good news. i have two stories up in the latest extra-special edition of DIAGRAM, entitled “erasure”. DIAGRAM has long been one of my favorite lit mags. there aren’t enough publications that support experimental literature in this world. ninth letter, DIAGRAM, fence … i’m probably leaving out a few idols, but you know what i mean. and i must admit that DIAGRAM was on my radar before even the mighty conjunctions. so read the rest of the mag if you have time — pure gold through and through.

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168: the more i write________7 January, 2016

…not the more things stay the same. no, the more i write, the less i write here. funny how that is. i also seem to have become somewhat defanged of late vis-a-vis my insane contortions of english. now i am just being shy.

not much to say about virginny. it’s a pretty nice place to be this time of year, even with wimpy electric heat. been reading kelly link’s get in trouble and chimamanda ngozi adichie’s americanah. doing some research about pidgin languages and collapsing infrastructure models. did you know water towers are tall (at least in part) to allow plumbing to work without electricity? gravity! it makes your poop go away.

here’s something cool i drew awhile back that i don’t think i ever uploaded. all digital. neat-o!

ethan feuer foots character (c) 2016

163: MEAT minicomic, psychopomp competition, liminal________5 May, 2015

hey all,

looks like i’ve been my usual delinquent self in re: updating. it’s hard to keep current, you know? or to keep currant. (they’re very small. “is that a mole, or a raisin? mmm, edible mole.” -bob’s burgers.) yeahhh, so what’s new? read some great books: asterios polyp (terrific art style with a heavy philosophical bent, some might argue too much), for the relief of unbearable urges (great book of honestly-storyish short stories by nathan englander; varying though consistently high levels of jewishness), fourth of july creek (beach book for the intellectually inclined? violence porn for the emotionally dead-inside? a confusing thing?). i’ve only barely started making inroads on my pile of accumulated literature, so don’t look now, i guess. but those are some things.

other things: “MEAT” (the minicomic) is finished and looks like it will have a home in the solar system of literary publications! that’s exciting. it’s looking to be published on june 15, so please check back around then and i’ll have a link up. i’ve also worked on some short stories. i mostly haven’t sent out short stories to places, but i did send “haptics” into psychopomp magazine’s annual competition. and i was a semifinalist! so that’s cool. check out the winning entries on the site, if you like.

now that the thaw has set in a bit, i’ve also started to make small updates to liminal now and again. last week i sojourned out to the garment district and shot a few photos there. you can take a look at those and keep all caught up, if you like. finally, i’m working on an illustration commission for a magazine cover that i hope will see the light of day in july. a little sketch on that below (not going to be used for the final thing). keep your eyes peeled for more on that as well.

click to enlarge:

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hope you guys are keeping well!

161: new goofball character design / illustration________17 January, 2015

dunno what this guy’s name is, but apparently i know he has sticky feet. and a brain the size of a not-so-smart beagle. click to enlarge and see the nice, toothy digital watercolor paper. enjoi:

big, dumb, green, brand new character design |(c) ethan feuer

sometimes you just gotta draw stuff. working on a new story as well. fate: unknown!