Doodles does the PCT

In Backpacker this month can be found a funny and warm set of sketches on the similiarity between PCT hikers and toddlers by a young artist named Katie Lei. (Her trailname? Doodles.)  For the life of me I cannot find any trace of this work on the magazine's website, but here's what's available from herContinue reading “Doodles does the PCT”

On the Road — in drawings by Paul Rogers

The beauty and power of On the Road has little or nothing to do with its plot, and everything to do with writer Jack Kerouac's desire to transmit directly to the reader his experience of the raw wild beauty of the American land and its people. Illustrator Paul Rogers has launched a long-term project to illustrateContinue reading “On the Road — in drawings by Paul Rogers”

Sylvia Plath is funny, too

Yes, is.  To readers, the greats can actually speak. Of course it's true that Emerson wrote this down on a piece of paper:  Men cease to interest us as soon as we find their limitations. As soon as you come up with a man's limitations, it is all over with him. Has he talents? Has heContinue reading “Sylvia Plath is funny, too”