Diagrammatic Writings of an Asylum Patient



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Here’s an image from the book On the Writing of the Insane (1870) by G. Mackenzie Bacon, medical superintendent at an asylum near Cambridge, England. Surprisingly similar to what I do for a living. And I’m a little crazy.

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Lynda Barry: The Unthinkable Mind



The brilliant cartoonist, and big inspiration for me since my humble beginnings, Lynda Barry, is teaching a course at the University of Wisconsin called, The Unthinkable Mind. It’s a deep dive into the connection between neuroscience the act of making marks on paper. It’s fascinating. She posts her class assignments and all sorts of goodies on her tumblr. I’ve been lurking there quite a bit and I recommend that you check it out.

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Lynda Barry makes yellow legal pad paper look very inviting.

 

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