Posts Tagged: jason novak

A Visual Guide for “How to Be Perfect”

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Count among your true friends people of various stations of life. Do not exclaim, “Isn’t technology wonderful!” Learn how to whistle at earsplitting volume. Still hunting for a good New Year’s resolution? No worries! Over at the Paris Review, Rumpus illustrator Jason Novak has endeavored to help you out with some visual inspiration, taking a […]

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Seriously Serious

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Over at the Paris Review, Jason Novak has taken up the pen again; this time, he’s turned to authors and their eccentricities. Among his observations: “Somewhere Hemingway is sitting quietly at his desk. Pouring another bull. And fighting another drink.” Other targets include Don DeLillo, Jane Austen, Hegel, Nabokov, Heidegger, and the state of Publishing […]

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Happy Birthday Mr. President?

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We think not! George Washington’s birthday is actually on February 22nd but thanks to some decisions by the people in charge, we will probably never celebrate the man’s actual birthday on the right day. Mike Duncan and Rumpus illustrator Jason Novak talk about the misplaced birthday of George Washington and the birth of a three […]

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A Helpful Guide to Writing Children’s Books

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If it’s always been your secret ambition to write a children’s picture book, Buzzfeed Books can help you get started with this handy-dandy thirteen-step guide, illustrated by the Rumpus’s own Jason Novak (with a little help from his daughter Gertie). There’s some golden advice in there: probably avoid rhyming, send to agents instead of publishers, and don’t try to […]

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Jason Novak in the New Yorker, Y’all!

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Our beloved illustrator Jason Novak collaborated with Mike Duncan for a New Yorker piece about performance enhancement in baseball. You see, if we ban steroids because they’re unnatural, it only makes sense to “cleanse America’s pastime of all artificial enhancements.” Novak’s drawings bring these “artificial enhancements” to life, from open-reduction internal-fixation surgery to Phiten necklaces (“just kidding, […]

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The Next Letter in the Mail: Jason Novak

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The next Letter in the Mail, going out this Friday, is from artist and head Rumpus illustrator Jason Novak. Jason brings countless Rumpus essays–including today’s OG Dad–to visual life. You can peruse his own illustrated stories right here. Over at the Paris Review, check out his panorama drawings of classic books and more. For more information on Letters […]

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Knights of the BART Station

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Over at the Bay Citizen, head Rumpus illustrator Jason Novak takes us to Oakland’s Rockridge BART station, where a group of local sword fighters — members of The Society for Creative Anachronism — meet to duel every Thursday. Check out Novak’s illustration here.

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The Iliad, Improved

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Rumpus head illustrator Jason Novak has another cool panorama over at The Paris Review. Titled “The Iliad, Improved,” Novak puts his own spin on the Greek epic: “I’d originally intended to treat the story without embellishment but just couldn’t allow poor Ajax to fall on his own sword at the end. Homer’s world is populated with people driven […]

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Gunmar’s Daughter Panorama

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At the Paris Review, Rumpus artist Jason Novak has created a ten-foot tall panel illustration of Sigrid Unset’s Gunnar’s Daughter, a novel with “the great dark and bizarre appeal of Icelandic legend recycled for an Edwardian audience ready to be shocked.”

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