Favourite blog: Dallas Clayton

Jeg er blevet sendt  til tælling med en ordentlig omgang post-julefrokost-vintersjapforkølelse, så min blog er ikke blevet det festfyrværkeri af nye indslag, jeg  havde planlagt. Men, men, men….det skal ikke forhindre mig i at dele en af mine yndlingsblogs med jer: www.dallasclayton.com. Dallas Clayton er tegner/illustrator og fortæller og generelt rørende kreativ, og alt han laver har en dybere mening bag.

Han står bag verdens fineste børnebog, sådan en som giver én en voldsom lyst til at få nogle børn, bare så man kan købe den og læse højt. Den hedder “An Awesome Book” og kan købes her . Ja, jeg ved godt den ikke er på dansk, men så meget er der heller ikke at oversætte, mens man læser.

Og hvem kan andet end elske en person som på sit website bl.a. skriver følgende om sig selv:

I try to make things that are beautiful.
Sometimes these things are written down.
Sometimes they are drawn.
Sometimes they are wrapped and plastic and sold in important stores
for more money than they cost to manufacture.
I love making most things.
I am most interested in making people happy.

Hans site består af små tegninger med tilhørende tekst, tit, eller faktisk ret ofte, temmelig kyniske, men altid berigende, så skynd dig at abonnere på hans RSS, så din blog-indbakke også kan blive fodret med Clayton-guldkorn i små bidder.

Her er en smagsprøve:

SANE

There are crazy people out there
who talk to cats
and see ghosts in their food.

They’re all over the place-
driving the bus,
making a bagel,
locked up somewhere you don’t have to look at.

There are crazy people out there
and many having a better time than you.

(text & image from www.dallasclayton.com)

English summary: I just wanted to share this guy with you as he writes/draws one of my favourite blogs. His name is Dallas Clayton and he’s and artist, illustrator, writer and all in all very creative.  And what’s not to like about a guy that writes something like this about himself:

I try to make things that are beautiful.
Sometimes these things are written down.
Sometimes they are drawn.
Sometimes they are wrapped and plastic and sold in important stores
for more money than they cost to manufacture.
I love making most things.
I am most interested in making people happy.

A part from almost daily drawings on his blog he’s written/drawn an amazing children’s book, simply called “An Awesome Book”. You can read more about it and order it via his  website: www.dallasclayton.com


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