Sunday, 3 August 2014

Last of the Abikans


Or alternatively, The First of The Cross-hatchers. Cross-hatching is nothing to do with cross-dressing, as far as Our Man is aware. Cross-hatching is the art of etching pictures by drawing diagonal lines and then drawing more diagonal lines at right angles. Draw them close together and it adds shading. Rip off famous book designs and you have the bare-bones of a decent book cover. With a bit more practice. And talent. 

Our Man has been dying to write a book called "The Last of The Abikans". Sometimes the best stories start with the headline, as Our Man recalls from his days with the newsroom savages.

“There have been daring people in the world who claimed that Fenimore Cooper could write English, but they are all dead now.” 
― Mark TwainFenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses


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