Alex Nall

Cartoonist.
Teaching Artist.
Chicago, Il.
alexnall0@gmail.com
Watching Jessica Stein
From my new book of comics and illustrations ‘Aloof #1’ set to debut at this year’s RIPExpo!

Watching Jessica Stein

From my new book of comics and illustrations ‘Aloof #1’ set to debut at this year’s RIPExpo!

austinkleon:

Saul Steinberg and Kurt Vonnegut
In A Man Without A Country, Vonnegut called Steinberg “the wisest person I ever met in my entire life”:

I could ask him anything, and six seconds would pass, and then he would give me a perfect answer, gruffly, almost a growl. He was born in Romania, in a house where, according to him, “the geese looked in the windows.”
I said, “Saul, how should I feel about Picasso?”
Six seconds passed, and then he said, “God put him on Earth to show us what it’s like to be really rich.” I said, “Saul, I am a novelist, and many of my friends are novelists and good ones, but when we talk I keep feeling we are in a very different businesses. What makes me feel that way?”
Six seconds passed, and then he said, “It’s very simple. There are two sorts of artists, one not being in the least superior to the other. But one responds to the history of his or her art so far, and the other responds to life itself.”
I said, “Saul, are you gifted?”
Six seconds passed, and then he growled, “No. But what you respond to in any work of art is the artist’s struggle against his or her limitations.’

Filed under: Steinberg, Vonnegut

austinkleon:

Saul Steinberg and Kurt Vonnegut

In A Man Without A Country, Vonnegut called Steinberg “the wisest person I ever met in my entire life”:

I could ask him anything, and six seconds would pass, and then he would give me a perfect answer, gruffly, almost a growl. He was born in Romania, in a house where, according to him, “the geese looked in the windows.”

I said, “Saul, how should I feel about Picasso?”

Six seconds passed, and then he said, “God put him on Earth to show us what it’s like to be really rich.” I said, “Saul, I am a novelist, and many of my friends are novelists and good ones, but when we talk I keep feeling we are in a very different businesses. What makes me feel that way?”

Six seconds passed, and then he said, “It’s very simple. There are two sorts of artists, one not being in the least superior to the other. But one responds to the history of his or her art so far, and the other responds to life itself.”

I said, “Saul, are you gifted?

Six seconds passed, and then he growled, “No. But what you respond to in any work of art is the artist’s struggle against his or her limitations.’

Filed under: Steinberg, Vonnegut

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delaneybianca asked: Your work is really awesome! I saw the chalk drawings you did along the lakefront today and love them!

Thanks! Wasn’t sure if they’d still be there or not…

Some chalk drawings by the lake. Listened to Brian Wilson’s ‘Smile’. Really enjoyable moment.

My book ‘Clear Water’ is now available at Challengers Comics. $7
You can also purchase it at other stores:
-Quimby’s-Uncharted Books-Chicago Comics-Kilgore Books and Comics (Denver, CO)-Austin Books and Comics (Austin, TX)
Also available online, here.

My book ‘Clear Water’ is now available at Challengers Comics. $7

You can also purchase it at other stores:

-Quimby’s
-Uncharted Books
-Chicago Comics
-Kilgore Books and Comics (Denver, CO)
-Austin Books and Comics (Austin, TX)

Also available online, here.

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be debuting a new comic book at RIPE (Rhode Island Independent Publishers Expo) in the next week. 
ALOOF is a 34-page collection of comics and illustrations from my sketchbook that I’ve been posting online frequently throughout the summer. Heading off to the printers now!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be debuting a new comic book at RIPE (Rhode Island Independent Publishers Expo) in the next week. 

ALOOF is a 34-page collection of comics and illustrations from my sketchbook that I’ve been posting online frequently throughout the summer. Heading off to the printers now!

Lyndale St. Block Party.

Back from #colorado

Back from #colorado

#colorado highway

#colorado highway