Grant Snider is one of those people, with scads of wallopingly fresh drawings, stories and ideas. He’s not just part of the culture, he’s reflecting it and changing it. On his website, Snider says his interests have changed drastically since he was four years old, with one major exception: drawing.
Snider started out drawing a daily cartoon for the University of Kansas student newspaper, which led to a weekly strip called “Delayed Karma” for the Kansas City Star. His comics and illustrations now appear in newspapers, magazines, and across the internet. He is currently studying orthodontics at the University of Colorado-Denver and hopes that readers of Incidental Comics are easier to entertain than teenagers with braces.
Snider’s drawing appears alongside a NYT Opinionator Draft essay by Henry Hitchings about the use of nominalization in writing. One type of nominalization is the use of verbs as nouns, leading to attention-grabbing (and annoyance-inducing) phrases like the ones found in his comic. You can also see the illustration and article in print in the March 31 NYT Sunday Review.
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Kinda makes you want to grab a black felt tip pen, doesn’t it, and be just like Grant Snider ~ 1/2 cartoonist, 1/2 writer, all New and Now.
**A NOTE ON THE RABBITS
Snider’s favorite short story of all time is “Stone Animals” by Kelly Link, from her collection “Magic For Beginners.” It features numerous, mysterious, and possibly sinister bunnies lurking in the yard of a suburban home. He also loves the epic rabbit allegory “Watership Down” which he read in middle school.