Letters to Summer

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Hello Pen Pals! This is a bonus letter just for you, to thank you for supporting us on Patreon. In this letter, we've each chosen to try out something that the other person recommended in a past letter—because what good are recommendations if you don't give them a try? We hope you like it!


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✉️ The Creative Independent Newsletter

From Letter 37

This newsletter has the most incredible archive of interviews I’ve ever seen. I think the web layout of the newsletter is a little weird to navigate, but WOW. wow. the ARCHIVE. The first interview that drew my eye was from Hanif Abdurraqib, one of my favorite writers in the world, but after just going through the Last Name A page I clicked on so many more artists whose names I’d heard but work I hadn’t spent time with. Each interview is complete with its own set of recommendations, too! I really enjoyed these ones from Desiree Akhaven and Hilton Als, too.

Summer

📺 My Hero Academia

From Letter 4

I’ve been wanting to watch My Hero Academia ever since Summer first recommended it. It’s been a while since then, but it’s still one of my favorite recommendations we’ve ever published. (Really, go back and read it! It’s so good.) I very much love the feeling of getting all the way through a story and letting it fully consume you and feeling like you’re going to explode with love for it, and I recognize that feeling in Summer’s review; as for me, I just watched the first few episodes of My Hero Academia last night. I love it already, of course—there’s something deeply precious to me about training montages and characters who feel every emotion at 3000%—and I’m excited to eventually let it consume me entirely, etc.

Jillian