Conversation With Austin Kleon, A Writer Who Draws

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Austinkleonheadshot Austin Kleon is a writer, cartoonist, and web designer. He's best known for his Newspaper Blackout Poems—poetry made by redacting words from newspaper articles with a permanent marker. His first book, Newspaper Blackout, is forthcoming from Harper Perennial in April 2010. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Meghan, and their dog, Milo.

First person bio: "I'm a visual thinker who is obsessed with the art of communicating with pictures and words, together. I love to write about the subject and teach it. I draw cartoons and take visual notes at live events for folks such as Austin City Limits and South By Southwest. I also doodle a lot in my sketchbook. If you like my Newspaper Blackout Poems, check out my de-Signs: iPhone snapshots of signs redacted into one-liners.

My day job is designing websites for the University of Texas School of Law."

Learn More about Austin Kleon

  2. Get to know Austin on Twitter.
  3. How to make your own Newspaper Blackout poem (video)
  4. Pre-order Newspaper Blackout on Amazon
  5. Austin's art and writing on his blog.
  6. Photos and in-progress works on Flickr.

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Check out the visual notes drawing that Austin drew during the show.

Austin kleon phone doodle drawing during art heroes radio show

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