January 22, 2013


patricksomerville:

Here’s a new something that’s got me, real, real excited.
It’s been a few years since The Cradle was optioned, and after a few different Hollywood lives and a few different setups, things have circled back a bit, as they are wont to do in that industry. I’ve been hired by the producers to write the screenplay, mostly because I’ve had a little more experience with film and TV of late, and I’m going back to the world of Matt, Marissa, Renee, and young Joe. It feels good! I’ll be sure to post news as it comes down the pike, friends; there should be a bit more to come. For now, EXT. WISCONSIN HIGHWAY.

!!!
also, while you’re waiting… maybe read Patrick’s novella, “The Legend of Troy Cartwright” in Hobart 14?!

patricksomerville:

Here’s a new something that’s got me, real, real excited.

It’s been a few years since The Cradle was optioned, and after a few different Hollywood lives and a few different setups, things have circled back a bit, as they are wont to do in that industry. I’ve been hired by the producers to write the screenplay, mostly because I’ve had a little more experience with film and TV of late, and I’m going back to the world of Matt, Marissa, Renee, and young Joe. It feels good! I’ll be sure to post news as it comes down the pike, friends; there should be a bit more to come. For now, EXT. WISCONSIN HIGHWAY.

!!!

also, while you’re waiting… maybe read Patrick’s novella, “The Legend of Troy Cartwright” in Hobart 14?!

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January 23, 2013



11. this is the outside of an abandoned Dixie Beer factory. on the left is my ex-boyfriend, who actually had the Video Classifieds job from the story— his friend’s dad started the company, which, of course, failed miserably. he told me about it one night, which is how the story got started. then he dumped me, which is how the story got finished. now he works in a pizza place or something, so who’s laughing now, huh bitch? huh?! yeah, i thought so. hippie.
(via Hobart :: Photo Essay To Accompany “We Shall Fill Our House With Spoil”)

my fave of the photos/captions from Delaney Nolan’s photo essay yesterday to accompany her Hobart 14 story, “We Shall Fill Our House With Spoil”? very quite possibly.

11. this is the outside of an abandoned Dixie Beer factory. on the left is my ex-boyfriend, who actually had the Video Classifieds job from the story— his friend’s dad started the company, which, of course, failed miserably. he told me about it one night, which is how the story got started. then he dumped me, which is how the story got finished. now he works in a pizza place or something, so who’s laughing now, huh bitch? huh?! yeah, i thought so. hippie.

(via Hobart :: Photo Essay To Accompany “We Shall Fill Our House With Spoil”)

my fave of the photos/captions from Delaney Nolan’s photo essay yesterday to accompany her Hobart 14 story, “We Shall Fill Our House With Spoil”? very quite possibly.


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January 24, 2013



an excerpt on Hobart today from Patrick Somerville’s novella, “The Legend of Troy Cartwright,” out now in Ho14. Below is an excerpt of that excerpt, which is longer than I typically prefer for tumblr, but it’s just so great:



“You know the Princess and the Pea?  You know that story?”
“I do.”
“So she gets about fifty mattresses, and she’s up there, right?  And she can feel the pea?”
“Right.”           
“So there are about one thousand dudes in America and they have all the money, and then the 300 million other people are like the fluff inside all those mattresses, right?  And then the princess is all those dudes up top.”
“Right.”
“So now do that mashup in your head and imagine the princess doing her thing with the mattresses, but she’s also in like this, like, post-apocalyptic world.  All around her is hellfire and death, all of that.”
“Okay.”
“What’s she doing up there?”
“What?”
“Okay, then,” said Troy.  “Exactly.”
“Okay then what?”
“I just told you,” he said.  “That’s the thing.  That’s what’s happening right now.”
“That makes no sense.”
“It does,” he insisted.  “It does to me at least.”
“So what do you mean?” I said.  “So we’re supposed to be the pea?”
“What pea?”
“From the story.”
“The pea doesn’t matter in the story.  I said we’re the springs.”
“Also the fluff.”
“That was a different part.”
“It seems like the pea should matter.”
“No.  The pea is something else.  Like the spirit to succeed.”
“No.”
“Or what’s left of us?” Troy seemed to ask himself.  “Now I’m all turned around.”
“It didn’t make sense when you weren’t.”
(via Hobart :: “The Legend Of Troy Cartwright” (An Excerpt) by Patrick Somerville)

an excerpt on Hobart today from Patrick Somerville’s novella, “The Legend of Troy Cartwright,” out now in Ho14. Below is an excerpt of that excerpt, which is longer than I typically prefer for tumblr, but it’s just so great:

“You know the Princess and the Pea?  You know that story?”

“I do.”

“So she gets about fifty mattresses, and she’s up there, right?  And she can feel the pea?”

“Right.”           

“So there are about one thousand dudes in America and they have all the money, and then the 300 million other people are like the fluff inside all those mattresses, right?  And then the princess is all those dudes up top.”

“Right.”

“So now do that mashup in your head and imagine the princess doing her thing with the mattresses, but she’s also in like this, like, post-apocalyptic world.  All around her is hellfire and death, all of that.”

“Okay.”

“What’s she doing up there?”

“What?”

“Okay, then,” said Troy.  “Exactly.”

“Okay then what?”

“I just told you,” he said.  “That’s the thing.  That’s what’s happening right now.”

“That makes no sense.”

“It does,” he insisted.  “It does to me at least.”

“So what do you mean?” I said.  “So we’re supposed to be the pea?”

“What pea?”

“From the story.”

“The pea doesn’t matter in the story.  I said we’re the springs.”

“Also the fluff.”

“That was a different part.”

“It seems like the pea should matter.”

“No.  The pea is something else.  Like the spirit to succeed.”

“No.”

“Or what’s left of us?” Troy seemed to ask himself.  “Now I’m all turned around.”

“It didn’t make sense when you weren’t.”

(via Hobart :: “The Legend Of Troy Cartwright” (An Excerpt) by Patrick Somerville)

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January 25, 2013


And… the winner of our Bison Prize for best contest entry cover letter!

Dear Hobart,
Contests are good if you really think about it. I like how you have six winners. The more winners, the better. Many summers ago Blockbuster video had a contest where you could rent three VHS movies for five dollars, as long as they were not new releases. The thing was that everyone was a winner of the contest because everyone got to do the 3/5 deal. I rode my bike to Blockbuster and rented The Punisher (with Dolph Lundgren, this version was not sanctioned by Marvel, so he didn’t get to wear the skull t-shirt), Speed 2, and a movie starring James Spader, the name of which I cannot recall. I gave all three movies three and one-half stars.
Guess you could say it was a good weekend, and a good summer.
Sincerely,
Andrew
(via Hobart :: Bison Cover Letter Prize Winner: Andrew Rhodes)

Also, this wraps our month of Hobart 14 bonus materials. Help us celebrate by ordering the issue or subscribing, if you haven’t already? Thanks!

And… the winner of our Bison Prize for best contest entry cover letter!

Dear Hobart,

Contests are good if you really think about it. I like how you have six winners. The more winners, the better. Many summers ago Blockbuster video had a contest where you could rent three VHS movies for five dollars, as long as they were not new releases. The thing was that everyone was a winner of the contest because everyone got to do the 3/5 deal. I rode my bike to Blockbuster and rented The Punisher (with Dolph Lundgren, this version was not sanctioned by Marvel, so he didn’t get to wear the skull t-shirt), Speed 2, and a movie starring James Spader, the name of which I cannot recall. I gave all three movies three and one-half stars.

Guess you could say it was a good weekend, and a good summer.

Sincerely,

Andrew

(via Hobart :: Bison Cover Letter Prize Winner: Andrew Rhodes)

Also, this wraps our month of Hobart 14 bonus materials. Help us celebrate by ordering the issue or subscribing, if you haven’t already? Thanks!


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Hobart 14 cover artist
hollisbrownthornton:

Sunsetacrylic on canvas30 x 26 incheshbt13-012013 

Hobart 14 cover artist

hollisbrownthornton:

Sunset
acrylic on canvas
30 x 26 inches
hbt13-01
2013 

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January 27, 2013


They’re still going up. Newgent’s column is monthly, we/he just took January off cause the month was all Hobart 14 extras. 
(We’re also happy to read submissions, or other weird stuff, as "misc. web stuff.")

They’re still going up. Newgent’s column is monthly, we/he just took January off cause the month was all Hobart 14 extras

(We’re also happy to read submissions, or other weird stuff, as "misc. web stuff.")


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January 29, 2013


hollisbrownthornton:

Commission piece for the Hitman HD Trilogy.  Included with the Art Book that comes with the game’s first pressing.

I love our recent cover artist…

hollisbrownthornton:

Commission piece for the Hitman HD Trilogy.  Included with the Art Book that comes with the game’s first pressing.

I love our recent cover artist

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February 7, 2013


Literary and Political Musings of Joseph Tomaras: Writers Taking Risks: A Review of Hobart No. 14

For me, it was one of the most enjoyable literary magazines I have read in years. I felt the same excitement that I did years ago when picking up the earliest issues of Tin House or McSweeney’s. Every story took risks. Not every story succeeded—or perhaps I should say, worked for me—but that is in the nature of writing that takes risks. Out of 13 pieces, there were three that I loved enough that I would urge anyone to buy a copy for the pleasure of reading these stories:

  1. Charles McLeod, “Steps for Home Tooth Extraction, Berkeley, 2006”
  2. Patrick Somerville, “The Legend of Troy Cartwright”
  3. Courtney Maum, “The Bashful Yeti Tree Sculpture, Guarder of the Pond”

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May 15, 2014


thesemaphorelibrary:

Here’s the first selection from our library, Hobart #14.  
Hobart #14 collects the work of six Buffallo Prize winners (Hobart’s homegrown literary competition) and several other talented writers for an issue heavy on experimentation and good narrative. The issue features work from Adrienne Celt, Colin Winnette, Sean Kilpatrick, Charles McLeod, Jayson Hawkins, Patrick Sommerville, Sharanya Manivannan, and more. 
Here are the technical details for the nerds: 
Hobart #14
December 2012/January 2013
Cover by Hollis Brown Thornton
153,0 x 228,0 mm
Perfect Binding
Come on by and give this one a thorough read.

thesemaphorelibrary:

Here’s the first selection from our library, Hobart #14.  

Hobart #14 collects the work of six Buffallo Prize winners (Hobart’s homegrown literary competition) and several other talented writers for an issue heavy on experimentation and good narrative. The issue features work from Adrienne Celt, Colin Winnette, Sean Kilpatrick, Charles McLeod, Jayson Hawkins, Patrick Sommerville, Sharanya Manivannan, and more. 

Here are the technical details for the nerds: 

Hobart #14

December 2012/January 2013

Cover by Hollis Brown Thornton

153,0 x 228,0 mm

Perfect Binding

Come on by and give this one a thorough read.

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