Lisa Brown, Off the Grid, and at the Rumpus

Nola Studiola: Is there a time in your life you could have used a Nola studiola? (alone, in New Orleans, semi off-the-grid, unemployed) What’s one thing you’d be sure to do if you were ensconced in my Nola studiola?

I guess I technically have one (see question #3), except for the off-the-grid aspect. That part sounds both heaven and hard. I spend way too much time online, and would surely benefit from some internet abstinence. However. I’m a little worried that I’d be too hot to move (see question #6).

Here’s what I’d do: finish my graphic novel. It takes forever to do and I’m in love with it, so naturally I’ve been putting it off until everything else in the world is done. Here’s where some of the characters live in the meantime.

AB: It’s at The Rumpus, called her Ten in One. Also, something I think people might not find interesting until they give it a second to sink in: here is another slice of Lisa Brown’s  work that has been a part of my consciousness, and only during this Studiola project have I connected the dots that she’s the same artist who dazzled me with Picture the Dead. See, I love the Rumpus. And sometimes I’m lazy and don’t look at names and bylines. And one day, I wanted to cheer up my friend Ks. And so I sent her a Lisa Brown Ten in One. And thank you, again, Lisa Brown. I think it cheered her up.

Here it is, from September 2011’s act under the Big Tent, to save you the journey over to the Rumpus. Or, you can just find your own favorite.

“What is the Ten-in-One? Just what it sounds like. Ten acts under one tent, for one low, low price. A common configuration of the carnival sideshow. So it’s ten comics, one for each act. An extraordinary collection of freakish curiosities. Step right up… Act #7:”

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