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We welcome you to enjoy our writing–Chuck’s comics and Dominique’s poetry–and to explore the information about writing and technology on our blog site.
Savage Investigations-the Comic, Issue #1: Goodbyes is nearly ready for press and coming soon.
Chuck wrote an awesome comic script for the upcoming Dia de los Muertos altar at The South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque opening on Sunday, October 28
For 2012, Chuck is recovering from his heart attack and working with comic artists on Savage Investigations, Rex Danger, Welcome to Pottsville, and more.
Chuck continues to enjoy his time with 7000 B.C., the New Mexico organization promoting sequential art for independent artists and writers.
Chuck enjoyed serving as a volunteer coordinator consultant (after being volunteer coordinator last year) for the 2nd Annual ABQ Comic Expo in June, 2012. This was quite an event! Katie Larntz, Chuck’s daughter, was volunteer coordinator this year. See the ABQ Comic Expo Site.
Dominique is writing a poem each day as a meditation and posting them here (for better or worse!) in a series titled “Love Letters To My Body,” among other projects.
(Admittedly, Chuck’s heart attack put some crimps in my plans to post EVERY day and I have some large gaps now. I am going ahead and believing in my own excuse though. It’s a really good one!)
Also, Dominique has started writing a new nonfiction book titled “Nourishment at Every Size: Joyful Inspiration for Smart Food Choices“–a fun book that helps you enjoy the day in a delicious, nutritious way exactly as you are right now. Check back for more information and excerpts soon.
Dominique and her Mom, artist Barbara Marie Jones, have started an etsy shop! You can visit at AppliedSmARTS.etsy.com! It features Marie’s fabric arts, recycled/upcycled arts, and a lot of items for celebrations throughout the year.
Dominique’s poetry has recently been published in the Harwood Art Center’s 2011 Anthology! She read on Saturday, April 21 for the release party at 3 PM. Check out more:
“The Harwood Art Center’s newest poetry Anthology, “How to: multiple perspectives on creating a garden, a life, relationships and community,” is a celebration of land, relationships, community, and heritage, all told through the metaphor of gardening.”
I don’t know the reason
but there were many youthful years
when I could not be consoled,
and now all I need
in order to feel peaceful
is the hint that yeast exists
for the bread of joy to rise
from the core of my heels
to the crust of my hair.
The only gluten I can find
is your daily offering of love
that I have been
so lucky to discover,
throughout the later decades
of this life that would be
unwise, bereft, and unbaked
but for the skillful addition of you.
–Dominique Larntz, 2012