Help me hive mind

A piece of artwork I own, but I cannot remember the artist's name

I bought this lovely and hilarious drawing in Seattle a couple of years ago, and I could have sworn I even blogged about the artist, but now I can’t find the post in my own archives (an argument for tagging my posts more effectively, I realize) and the drawing itself is not signed. The caption: “Lillian Forsythe: this enchanting creature has the foul mouth of a sailor.” Does anyone recognize the artist, or remember me talking about her?

And in other things y’all can help me with: I note with a certain amount of trepidation, but also pleasure, that a short article about me is shortly to appear in the library’s newsletter, which goes out to approximately a zillion people, all of whom will be informed that they can come over to to find out more about my life as a writer. As you all know, mostly what you get here is odd photos, often of the cat; short, elliptical posts; the occasional recipe; random bouts of sadness; and ever so occasionally, something longer and more substantive. I feel like when folks stop by who’ve read the article (assuming they do) I should have a post up that’s, you know, writer-y. But what on earth should it be about? I beseech you, my Internet friends. Comics writing vs. prose? Writing for teens? Writing about The Gay? Something about my “process”? Other? I’m taking requests. Thanks in advance for all suggestions!

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  • Zoe Trope
    December 2, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    I would love for you to write about juggling your full-time job and your writing career. I look up to you a lot (duh) and I am still trying to figure out how the hell to have a day job and a creative life. Right now my life is most work-work-work, SCHOOL, and a tiny social life squeezed into the margins. You seem to have it figured out. Or maybe you don’t. But any insights would be fabulous.

  • Sara
    December 4, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Zoe, I’m honored. And I must tell you, the number of fictional words I wrote when I was in grad school felt damned close to zero, so my hat is off to you for getting any writing done at all on that schedule.

    Also, I totally don’t have it figured out, but perhaps I can write about creating that illusion. ;)

  • Zoe Trope
    December 4, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    More information about creating the illusion would be grand. :)