My friend's joking title for my new book, Fragments, is "To All the Girls I've Loved Before," and he is not that far off. Fragments is an illustrated, full color collection of my best art, poetry, fiction and autobiographical stories — some from my blog (2010-2013) and some never before published — selected by Katherine La Mantia.
Katherine wrote the blurb on the back which reads: "Fragments is an illustrated collection of both published and previously unpublished stories and poems by Clint Irwin, a vagabond and an artist who explores life, love, and loss in this aggregate of his best autobiographical and fictional works. He ranges from fanciful to earnestly sober and achieves a thoughtful balance between cruel realities and hope, told in a witty, wise, and endlessly entertaining voice."
Strategy of Numbers was my debut novel, embodying my love of storytelling and my fascination with history, folklore and religion. I graduated from Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus Ohio, with a degree in video and advertising, but most of my energy is devoted to writing and thinking about my upcoming sequel, In the Country of the Moon. Raised in every state from New York to Florida to New Mexico, my writing reflects my diverse life experience. I am still a bit of a vagabond, but my current location is in the Bronx, New York.
I'm a writer, but I paint, do video, graphics design, write songs, sing songs, record them. I post all of that kind of thing here, goof around, express my obnoxious political opinions (I'm a liberal who often pisses off liberals.) You can find out anything more you want about me in my new book, Fragments." This place is more cluttered with a mix of things but everything original to my typing fingers or my photoshop is moved over here.