Fart collages
11 June 2021 | 12:09 am

When my oldest was five, he recited this poem: A FART by Owen Kleon A fart! A fart! You can hear a fart! A fart! A fart! You can smell a fart! A fart! A fart! O why can’t you see a fart? Perhaps that was the inspiration for our fart collages, an ongoing collaboration […]

The inspiration for Tomi Ungerer’s The Three Robbers
10 June 2021 | 11:54 pm

Tomi Ungerer’s The Three Robbers is one of my favorite picture books, so it was awesome to read about how he came up with it in his treasury: I found one of those old German printings sheets called Münchener Bilderbogen — they were the equivalent of a comic strip in the 1890s. There was a a story […]

When the mind’s eye is blind
10 June 2021 | 10:09 pm

I first discovered aphantasia when I wrote a post about having an imagination (“images in the head”) and a few people wrote to me and told me they literally can’t form pictures in their heads. This information blew my mind, and I’ve been fascinated ever since. In The New York Times this week, Carl Zimmer follows […]


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