Saturday, March 10, 2007

Changes and Updates

If you are a repeat offender (visiting this website, of course) then you may have noticed that we changed our blog name. Formerly "Prick of the Spindle," it is now entitled "Abstractions." This is due to one very good reason--the recent launch of The Prick of the Spindle online literary journal.

The Prick of the Spindle is now accepting submissions in the realms of poetry, fiction (long, short, and flash), nonfiction, and even reviews. If you are interested or even just curious, please visit We can't wait to read your work.

Additionally, we have had an especially large influx of submissions recently, and are looking forward to broadening the horizons known as AmateurArtwork. Chalk it up to an off-season, but things were a little slow around here for a while...But so far, we absolutely love what we have seen, so please keep on sending it!


Monday, March 5, 2007

February? What February?

Okay, we skipped a month posting a newsletter...but that's okay, since it probably went unnoticed by 99.998% of our overall viewing population. (Though I guess we were lucky to get one lonely blogger response in January...) But come on, let's hear from you! I know you're out site stats tell me so.

I just read a New York Times review on MoMA's new exhibition, entitled "Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making." You can check it out at
Let me know what you think...I will leave out my personal opinions and let you guys run with it.

Although I will say this, cartooning certainly has its own place in the art world, but I think that bringing it into the field of fine arts can be a very delicate process, given its humble roots. Actually, we would love to see some illustrators on this site (hint hint)...