Monday, September 21, 2009

The Atlas Doctrine (Uncommon Wisdom #23)

Chattering Class alert: Chattering 101 with PDS

As a chattering champ, I have would like to announce a trifecta. This October I'll be communicating with communicators about communication. To which I can only add "Dude!"
The group I'll be addressing is Alaska Professional Communicators. The summary of my presentation is:

Former Daily News cartoonist Peter Dunlap-Shohl tells how being cornered by a slowly debilitating disease paradoxically pushed him beyond his self-created limits into a new landscape of possibility. Peter will take you on a multi-media tour of that landscape ranging from his work at the Daily News to his post-Daily News adventures in blogging and animated video.

Some of you will recognize this as my stump speech, and you are excused. The talk will be at the regularly held group luncheon 11:30 a.m., October 1 at the Golden Lion Hotel, 1000 East 36th Avenue, Anchorage

Lunch: members $16; guests of members $18; others $20

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Latest Project: 1 of 5 pages from Sarah Hurst's graphic novel of Alaska history

Just finished my part of this inspired idea from Sarah Hurst. Sarah had the notion of turning a play she wrote about Alaska history into a graphic novel. Then, with focus and energy that I can only wonder at, she went out and came up with an Alaska Humanities Forum grant to actually pay a host of contributing artists for their work. Among the other artists involved: Lee Post and (last time I checked) Duke Russell.

Thanks to Sarah and the Rasmuson Foundation for this chance to try something new!

Thursday, September 17, 2009