Last week I attended a writing workshop at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, with Lynda Barry and Dan Chaon: Writing from Workbook 52. It was terrific!

We worked hard. We wrote a lot, and we also DREW a lot!

Here are some of the index-card “attendance cards” Lynda had us do each day (a self portrait in some situation or other). My class name was “Ms. Scribbles”:

In Space…


Turning into an animal…


Dancing with a bear…


And something we had done the day before, as Batman…



Lynda Barry is super funny and we laughed almost non-stop! On the last night of camp, she showed Dirty Dancing, and the next day we had to draw ourselves dancing with Patrick Swayze:


Thank you to Professors Peanut and Frightwig for a great week!