Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Old College Try

This was cool. Last week, a reporter from my old college newspaper contacted me for an "alumnus makes good" feature. My daughters both attend my alma mater, and the one who does a comic strip for the paper mentioned my upcoming book to her editor.

Notice how carefully I'm treading to avoid embarrassing anyone who might later find herself in a position to exact revenge.

Clicking on the thumbnail below should open a PDF large enough to read. I thought the writer, Zack Frederick, did a nice job. I'd only correct one misquote: in the middle of the second column, right next to my photo, I said "transistor," not "resistor." An understandable mistake, though not one I want any of my old Physics professors to see.
I think I need to put my kids on the publicity payroll.


Rod McKie said...

Works fine Brian, nice clear pdf. That's a very nice illustration. I'm actually green with envy about your command of perspective.

Mike said...

As editor, I'd have reworked his lede -- there's nothing inconsistent with a science major also being an artist. But it's a good article and, having been on both sides of the interview, it's encouraging to see a story where the reporter caught on to the essentials of the story.

Brian Fies said...

Thanks, Rod. It's great to hear from you, thanks for checking in.

Mike, I figure that's what college papers are for. I cringe in horror when I remember a few of the things I wrote that appeared in print. I thought this kid did well--of course, one reason he caught the essentials is I've learned to provide them.

Xtreme English said...

loved the last paragraph in the review. figures....it's a quote from you. can't wait to lay eyes on this book. congratulations!!!

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