Set to Sea pg. 75
• I’ve been enjoying this series of essays by James Sturm, the premise of which is that Sturm is going entirely off the internet for about a year. I’ve considered this very tempting proposition on occasion. It seems impossible unless you’ve got the ability (and desire) to delegate internet activities onto somebody else, or you’re willing to give up all of the benefits of the internet altogether. The “just use the internet less, dumbass!” comments on the Sturm pieces are interesting. If you feel like you’ve got your internet usage under control, I’m jealous. Personally, I find it very hard to walk any sort of “middle path.”
• Congratulations to my friend Chris Wright for finishing his pirate comic “Black Lung,” which besides being amazing, was a major inspiration for “Set to Sea.” I beat him to the finish line by a month, which in the context of 5+ years, is practically a photo finish. Now somebody get that man a publisher.