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That's so 2006

OK. I'm trying here.

At comic shows, folk often ask if I have a tumblr they can follow. "Sorry, babies, I don't have one, but you should check out my website!" and they make polite conversation and walk away. Twice recently, in professional contexts, I've been asked what my twitter handle is. "Sorry, young folk, I thought I'd start an account when I someday get a smart phone, but that doesn't seem to be in the stars for me so I'm behind the times." They make polite conversation afterward, and I grow a few more white hairs.

But no more!

Follow me on twitter @MarnieGalloway


I started a tumblr account to share sketches and in-progress drawings, the ephemeral doodles and prep sketches that aren't polished or finished enough to share here. Fun! Tumble me along at monkeyropepress.tumblr.com

Now get off my lawn!

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Howdy. Picked up some of your work at SPACE. You seemed quite nice at the time, so I hope Twitter fails to corrupt. On to my question: Are you selling copies of In Defense of Common Weeds? Didn't see it listed in your shop, so I'm guessing no.

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJack

Hi Jack, thanks for swinging by! "In Defense of Common Weeds" is currently not for sale; it is a hand-printed and hand-bound artist book in an edition of 3, which are in rotation out to shows. However! I have on my list of to-dos to make a cheaper, digitally printed version of it to sell at the next round of tabling events. It's really nice to hear interest from you though--I'll push that task higher on my to-do list!

Bests from Chicago,

July 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterMarnie

Marnie, I too met you at SPACE. I was the exhibitor with the "Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page" book. I've run into this same thing and have constantly been perplexed as to just what makes a Tumblr so much more desirable than a blog and a web site. It confuses me. I finally started one, predominantly to post sketches and the like while keeping the more polished work for my blog, but the additional responsibilities have been somewhat draining and I feel a bit schizophrenic. Still, the experiment is on, so we'll see if it is worth it all in a few months I suppose. I'll be following yours though, and your work remains a constant inspiration to me. Brilliant!

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Kish

Jeezy lou, Matt--I'M an inspiration to YOU? You know your book was on my Xmas wish list 2011, before I met you at SPACE, right? And that no less than 5 friends sent me links to it in the last year? Friendship and mutual admiration destined in the stars, man.

I'm still not totally convinced by either new platform, but I'm going to give them both an honest try before I completely abandon them. So far I like being able to schedule postings on tumblr, and that comedians can tell me stupid jokes on twitter, but that's about it. The experiment continues...the things we do for SCIENCE and ART!

July 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterMarnie

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