Graham Sale

Graham Sale
Location
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Birthday
July 18
Title
Chief of Everything
Company
Me, Myself & I
Bio
Graham Sale's familiar artwork has appeared in newspapers, magazines, books, and on licensed products worldwide. His cartoons appear in the Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN. men in Hats appear every Saturday. Graham is a writer, author, cartoonist, illustrator, and manufacturer of the character, Boneless Chuck. A NYer by way of Los Angeles and now Memphis, TN. Wow!

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JULY 14, 2010 6:31AM

The Best Part About Writing....

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Ahhhhh yes! The blank page and a bottle of good wine.....certainly one of my joys in life.....well, except for the blank page lol
Couldn't have said it better, RA.
I can see you understand.
I find my writing is best at the beginning of the drink, then it gets a little fuzzy. However, I do get more creative thoughts in my head. Go figure. R-
Thats what I tell my wife. I've got to quit passing out with my head on the computer keys!
I'm printing this one out and sticking it near my computer. Cheers!
I like the way you think .

R~
Oh how I relate to this! Embarassed to admit it but some of my best inspirations for writing is after a few pops! It frees up the inhibitions for sure and may not always produce the most cohesive writing but it sure is liberating! Love your drawing of the old desk with the keyhole in the center drawer. Looks just like my dad's old desk which I still use to this day. Same lamp, too! Have you been to my office? Have one on me, will ya? Cheers!
Boom - hit it right on the head.
Stephen King used to think so but has since changed his mind - he wrote that he wishes he could remember writing some of his best sellers.
Hmmm, I don't believe more of you aren't willing to cop to writing under the influence....Come ON - you're writers. It's literary heredity.
hahahahaha, I love it.
I also loved reading Michael's comment with that avatar he has.
I'll drink to that!
Oh, it's such a forgone conclusion i didn't think to declare it - i'll drink to just about anything. i am half irish, so i'm also under the influence of genetic heredity.
Well then there now, there was a time...
Here's to rum and mint ice cream floats and blank pages... but most of all here's to the freedom of squatting in a primitive fort (under your desk, beneath a sheet, in a treehouse) the act of creating returns to me every time I do it.
it was once the best view in a room...and then there were Cosmos...alas, no more whine for me...it takes years to edit that stuff I wrote.
catherine griffiths
A pint of "Thunder Chicken", some good reefer, a tin of trucker white crosses, and the purloined IBM Executive on which to tap out the ultimately undecipherable. No Doc Thompson, me! I should have studied like Jas. Patterson did as an Eng. Maj. @Manhattan in '69. Alas!
Graham, the next best part about all of this is when you ALSO own a liquor store! Thanks for another funny one!!
Oh dear yes, I have written some of my very best stuff, after a glass or two of white wine and feeling mildly elevated. Alas, any more than a glass and a half, my typing just goes to all heck!
Happy Birthday tomorrow. I hope it's a great one!
Drink has destroyed the talent of one hell of a lot of writers. Still, it dulls the pain of writing.
Strikes a true but sad point. Not funny, deadly. Turn that man's smile upside down (and while you're at it, change the caption). I admit, and now I'm dying with a blank page lying beside me.
Graham, a very, very Happy Birthday to you today and I hope your day is fun and enjoyable!

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It drives you to drink...
I so wish I was still able to drink, it might improve my writing.
I find it really hard to type with a glass of wine in my hand. I solved that with a giant curly straw.
Funny you should mention that. I just poured another glass as I sat down at the computer.
Hey! It worked for Tennessee Williams and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Ha, I've never been able to write while drinking, though I think that there must be a reason for the correlation that I'm both a big drinker and a writer. Mental illness, maybe? You know, I had a great writing session while on Ambien, though, and I was just trying to sleep. It was awesome, I was all relaxed and got in a rhythm.
I'll 'fess up! I love a glass of wine and an issue to write about. More than a glass, however and I'm trailing off into no man's land with my words. (Rated and Faceb00k Shared)