Welcome and/or thanks for sticking around.
I love reading these…I thought your trip to the art supply store in Japan was so cool and moving. I think I would have cried too.
Is that photo at the top from "The King is Dead" shoot? Ha ha, either way, I like it.
It's been a year already?? I've loved learning new art techniques from you (your hourly comic day from 2022 actually got me into illustrating again and I so missed it) and reading your travelogues. You really are such a wonderful storyteller, even if it's just about a single day on the farm or in Japan with your son. I love having your art on my walls and look forward to another year :)
LOVE SLOWPOKE 🐌 I saw this video of slugs mating recently —it’s the most beautiful, weird thing. I think you would dig it. https://youtu.be/wG9qpZ89qzc
It's crazy how it's already been a year ! 🕺🕺🕺so slay
also will old bright ever be getting a revival? I loved hearing the history in a way I could understand without being overwhelmed
I love the generosity of Slowpoke.
Your art store trip in Japan made me cry 💜 and I wouldn’t mind a set of those butterfly wings 🦋
Thank you for lifting us up,
With love from Aotearoa New Zealand xxx
This is my favourite newsletter and you are one of my all-time favourite artists! It’s a pleasure and an honour to be able to get glimpses of your process and daily life in my inbox. I “discovered” your work while living in Brooklyn more than 10 years ago - a framing shop on Atlantic Ave had some of your posters for The Decemberists in their window (PS, I had no idea who The Decemberists were so to me, Colin will always be “Carson Ellis’s husband”). With gratitude from an Argentinean now living in Ontario ❤️
I think ADD and ADHD are superpowers. I couldn’t do my job if I didn’t have these gifts. ❤️
hi carson! excited to see more regular slowpoke posts
Thank you for putting your time and love into this beautiful newsletter. I love receiving your updates - they are always so completely delightful and inspiring. From one hyper-fixating, news lettering, drawing, sewing, Pacific Northwest dwelling substacker to another, Happy one year! xox
I really love your newsletter, and I’ve always loved your art even before I knew it was yours specifically. But I wanted to pop in and say I also parent autistic kids. (Also I have ADHD; I was diagnosed in my early 30s, when my kids were diagnosed with ADHD/ASD). My daughter is in a mainstream school and is going pretty well; my son needs a lot more support so he’s in a special needs school. It has been an absolute joy to have that community. We call it the bubble. Sometimes it’s hard to find other parents outside of the bubble who GET it - the joy and the worry and the incredible gift of this unexpected journey. I like knowing you’re out there doing your thing, that your little family is ticking along, a bit like mine, and that you are willing to share it with us. Thank you for making art that you love and for loving your boys as they are and for adopting various camelids and telling us about their adventures. I’m thankful to be part of your audience.
Thanks, I've only been with you for about half of that ride, but I get excited everytime i see you in my inbox. Hope you get your wallet back!
I’ve only been here a couple months, but I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve read so far! I’m an art & craft dabbler, and look forward to trying some of the things you’ve written about. I’ve been sewing for a really long time, since I was 5 years old, sitting in my great-grandma’s lap at her treadle Singer. I love all things crafty, though!
Thank you for this wonderful newsletter! I’d love to see a deep dive on your quilting/embroidery/textile work. I had my second baby at the start of the year and quilting has been such a lovely project to dip into when I’ve had the time 🖤