Sylvia Archive: Not Enough Time

Too many things to do in one day? Join Sylvia’s group.

Friday October 31 2014


Thanks to Christina for this blog on transformation…transformation of mundane objects into something, something else, nice to start with the kind of bland object, nothing on its surface interferes with your vision.



Toots’ Dream Freeway

Toots used to jump up on the filing cabinet and then on to the wall of my office. (My office wall doesn’t go all the way to the ceiling.) Then something happened…. I moved something, and then Toots no longer had the path to the wall that she was comfortable with and she never appeared on the wall again. Here’s a solution sent from Christina. I wonder if I can get a foundation grant to have it built?

For Toots, from Christina.


Sylvia Archive: Hairy Science

Clyde the Scientist may be on to something. Or not. Decide for yourself.

Thursday October 30 2014

Sylvia Archive: Tanning

Humans aren’t the only ones who can catch a few rays. Click the strip for a buffed comic.

Wednesday October 29 2014


Congrats to the winners of the inaugural Kirkus Prize. I’ve read Roz Chast’s book, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, but not Euphoria by Lily King, nor Aviary Wonders Inc. by Kate Samworth, which sound very intriguing.

Roz Chast Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant

What Rhymes With Orange?

From Tom’s brother, Roger. Another Magic Orange Cat. I mean, no disrespect to Toots, but there’s something about Orange Cats.


Taking Back Pink

Barbie has singlehandedly ruined the color pink for me. No! No! I won’t let her. I will wear pink as a protest against Barbie. Let us all wear pink as a protest.

Photo via

Photo via

And another way to protest and reclaim pink is to introduce feminism to children at a young age.

Photo by: Devorah Blachor

Photo by: Devorah Blachor

Sylvia Archive: Raised Eyebrows

What would your expression be if Fashion Cop showed up early in the morning? Share in a comment.

Tuesday October 28 2014

The Next Pop Up Show

The visual memoir continues to take shape! If you’re in Chicago, stop on by for the Pop Up Visual Memoir exhibit “In The Old Neighborhood,” which will be up in the second floor annex at Lill Street on Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Monday from 10:00 to 7:00. There will be images from a new section of the story on my neighborhood. I will be there to sign books and posters and original art. There will also be books, Sunday color proof and posters for sale.

Sunday, November 2, from 10-5pm, and Monday, November 3, from 10am – 7pm. 4401 North Ravenswood, Chicago IL

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