Author Archives: Katherine Montalto

2019 07 Sketchbook Red

2019 06 Thought Portal

Here are some of my favorite Thought Portal posts of June.

Luchita Hurtado reflects on her eight-decade-long career.

A great article on a book series I love, Murderbot.

Muralist paid by the city of Detroit to make art, harassed by Detroit police.

Henry Rollins on toxic masculinity in America.

Ta-Nehisi Coates and the terrorism that proceeded the civil war.

Leonora Carrington and surrealist narratives.

this story is bananas and you should click on the link to see how it ends.

Are you suffering from Existential Dread?

Any time I try to talk to someone about the HBO show, Chernobyl, and they say “Russia hates it” it lets me know that they get all of their information in 30 second sound bites and don’t actually take the time to learn anything. Read a book, or you know, start with this podcast made by the creator of the show.

The Bartleby of domestic work.

The story behind the Guggenheim.

A new podcast, The Last Bohemians.

A zombie movie made by Indigenous People.

2019 06 Newsletter

Some Highlights from June 2019

Here is my sketchbook work for the month. Follow me on Vimeo to see process videos of them as well. Print out a zine of this artwork. Get this art on Redbubble gear.

Here are my Line Art Portraits for the month. Print out a zine of this work. Get this art on Redbubble gear.

Check out the poetry zine I made this month.  It’s about existential dread

This painting, Turning Violet, will be a part of the Blueberries show at Public Pool in Hamtramck in July 2019. Come by and check it out if you’re in town.

I just ordered a tiny sketchbook from the Brooklyn Art Library. This is a really cool project. I participated in 2018 with a regular-sized sketchbook. Check out that sketchbook here.

I started messing around with online sequencers. Check out my first couple of beats here.

Here is the subscription box for June.

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Here are some of my favorite Thought Portal posts of June.

Luchita Hurtado reflects on her eight-decade-long career.

A great article on a book series I love, Murderbot.

Muralist paid by the city of Detroit to make art, harassed by Detroit police.

Henry Rollins on toxic masculinity in America.

Ta-Nehisi Coates and the terrorism that proceeded the civil war.

Leonora Carrington and surrealist narratives.

this story is bananas and you should click on the link to see how it ends.

Are you suffering from Existential Dread?

Any time I try to talk to someone about the HBO show, Chernobyl, and they say “Russia hates it” it lets me know that they get all of their information in 30 second sound bites and don’t actually take the time to learn anything. Read a book, or you know, start with this podcast made by the creator of the show.

The Bartleby of domestic work.

The story behind the Guggenheim.

A new podcast, The Last Bohemians.

A zombie movie made by Indigenous People.

2019 06 Sketchbook

2019 06 Line Art Portraits

2019 05 Thought Portal

Here are my favorite Thought Portal posts of May.

A linguist’s trick to perfectly understanding people with different accents.

Fiction I love: A Dark Fairytale About Post-Earth Education.

Italians trying to be quiet.

A small town Russian doctor turned writer.

One time my boyfriend said, “How are we going to communicate with aliens when we can’t even talk to animals.” I think about it all the time.  This short story by Ted Chiang is a great illustration of that statement.

Wicked stepchildren.

The cost of a carbon-free future.

The price of a cashless future.

The joys of solitude.

Lawns suck up water, fertilizer, and time. Here’s a look at how we got into this mess – and where we could go from here.

Gorbachev and Herzog sit down for a chat.

Spy whale. Cyber Punk is now!

Seize the Media.

Kids these days: Ancient Sumeria

The U.S. carceral state is large, cruel and unnecessary.