blowncovers:

“Maya Makes a Mess” by Rutu Modan — out from TOON books Fall 2012!

blowncovers:

Maya Makes a Mess” by Rutu Modanout from TOON books Fall 2012!

There are plenty of reasons for me to be happy about the building I live in.  I’ve got a bike room, 24 hour access to the laundry room, a garden, and I can receive UPS/FedEx packages when I’m not home.  This is New York City, after all.  One of the more awesome things about my building that I’ve only recently discovered is the small reading library located in the Super’s office.  I’ve picked up books on film criticism, French histories(in french, with colorful drawings), Middlesex(still haven’t read that), Seabiscuit, and this little gem by Stanislaw Lem that I came across this the other day.  No one in particular curates our little hidden library.  It grows and shrinks according to the whims of my neighbors.  Residents drop off books they don’t want or need(hard to believe with sci-fi), and anyone’s free to pick them up as they please.  I have yet to donate anything, though I’ve taken quite a bit.  More of a borrower than a lender, me.    

There are plenty of reasons for me to be happy about the building I live in.  I’ve got a bike room, 24 hour access to the laundry room, a garden, and I can receive UPS/FedEx packages when I’m not home.  This is New York City, after all.  One of the more awesome things about my building that I’ve only recently discovered is the small reading library located in the Super’s office.  I’ve picked up books on film criticism, French histories(in french, with colorful drawings), Middlesex(still haven’t read that), Seabiscuit, and this little gem by Stanislaw Lem that I came across this the other day.  No one in particular curates our little hidden library.  It grows and shrinks according to the whims of my neighbors.  Residents drop off books they don’t want or need(hard to believe with sci-fi), and anyone’s free to pick them up as they please.  I have yet to donate anything, though I’ve taken quite a bit.  More of a borrower than a lender, me.    

    desertislandbrooklyn:

John Severin

Desert Island, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is a comics and artists’ bookstore run by the inimitable Gabe Fowler.  In addition to curating a fantastically-stocked store, he runs a wonderful blog, and is an endearing touchstone of human kindness(he’ll answer any questions you may have, and like the best people, if he doesn’t know he’ll find out for you).  
He also does beautiful screen prints-be sure to ask him about his latest collaboration with Adrian Tomine.  Please check out his blog and his store, and buy some stuff(America, right?) from this wise and benevolent personage.  ”How benevolent?” you may ask.  Well, I think this John Severin cover says it all.  Enjoy, and be sure to visit the Desert Island website.  

    desertislandbrooklyn:

John Severin

Desert Island, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is a comics and artists’ bookstore run by the inimitable Gabe Fowler.  In addition to curating a fantastically-stocked store, he runs a wonderful blog, and is an endearing touchstone of human kindness(he’ll answer any questions you may have, and like the best people, if he doesn’t know he’ll find out for you).  

He also does beautiful screen prints-be sure to ask him about his latest collaboration with Adrian Tomine.  Please check out his blog and his store, and buy some stuff(America, right?) from this wise and benevolent personage.  ”How benevolent?” you may ask.  Well, I think this John Severin cover says it all.  Enjoy, and be sure to visit the Desert Island website.  

SPIKE JONZE

To Die By Your Side (Mourir Aupres de Toi), a wonderful new stop-animation short film by directors Spike Jonze and Simon Cahn, from a screenplay by Jonze and Olympia Le-Tan.