8 Questions with Landis Blair

Landis Blair is the illustrator of The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry. https://www.landisblair.com/


 

Which talent would you most like to have?

A super-ego silencer.

 

What is your most treasured possession?

A brass A. W. Faber Janus 4046 pencil sharpener from the 1930s. It’s heavy, has a curved blade, and looks like a miniature Art Deco monolith.

 

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Working faster than my anxiety can keep up.

 

What is your motto?

Avoid thyself.

 

How would you like to die?

On a Wednesday with my bowtie on.

 

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?

A brass A. W. Faber Janus 4046 pencil sharpener from the 1930s.

 

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Extroversion.

 

What is your current state of mind?

Feckless.

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