2019 UNCOMMON QUEST WINNERS
29 May 2020
Hello again, friends! This week I’ve got more bookshelf content, some thoughts on humanities as essential services, some advice for indie authors, and a look at comics on Instagram. I hope you enjoy!
Town & Country recently had a book curator rate celebrities’ bookshelves. Though I don’t really condone judging other people’s taste in books, I do find it fascinating that there’s been so much focus on books as décor thanks to the rise of video calls.
Humanities as Essential Services
This is a longer read, but I wanted to share Kirsten Ostherr’s look at the importance of humanities in pandemic response. There’s so much focus on STEM response, it’s interesting to consider how other disciplines can work alongside medical and scientific professionals.
Game Plan for Indie Authors
Publishing, both indie and traditional, is facing uncertainty thanks to coronavirus, but there’s still work that can and should be done. The co-CEO’s of hybrid publisher Wise Ink have some advice for authors to help work through this period.
Comics on Instagram
AV Club recently discussed how comic makers are using Instagram to tell stories and build audiences. If you’re curious about different way to use social media or looking for a new artist to follow, you might want to check out the article.
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