Creative Bulletin n.117

Creative Bulletin n.117

Yesterday we held a lecture on Fabula at the International Comics School of Turin and we used the Fabula for Miro template 😂 We were a bit skeptical at the beginning, not using the physical tool made us feel weird, but we have to admit that…it’s so convenient! It’s perfect for homeschooling and online classes.

🦊🦊🦊 What we’ve been up to this week

  • We got stressed because of all the things we have to do in May and June: we want to launch BAD and Edito, and then there’s the Turin Book Fair. It’s already the end of March and we feel like we’re behind on these tasks.  Giulia, our new assistant, tried to reassure Matteo: «C’mon, let’s tackle one thing at a time»; and he answered «Sure» then proceeded to make endless to-do lists for other projects 😅
  • We spent our Friday tracking down documents for a grant. We felt like the bureaucrats in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: what the grant secretary was asking us was incomprehensible so we had to get lawyers and accountants involved (and we’re still not sure if we submitted everything correctly 😭)
  • We finally went out for dinner with the professional who helped us with Edito, the new tool to edit manuscripts; it was time to celebrate! A special thanks to Dalia Oggero, long time Italian literature editor for Einaudi, who contributed in creating this amazing new product 🙏

🐈🐈🐈 What we’ve learned

Last night Matteo went for a run to release a bit of tension. Ten minutes in he started cussing at the first red light because it was messing with his average running time (just to be clear: he’s not training for a marathon so why should he care about the average running time? 😅) He stopped: he wanted to let go of stress instead he was getting more and more agitated. So he started jogging again, slower this time, and he enjoyed every step and – ironically – at every intersection he got a red light.

🌈 Takeaway: life is not a race. Enjoy your run.
As he went back home, Matteo thought something his Teacher says quite often: «It is very difficult to accept that we are ordinary. When you manage to interiorize this concept, you can realize that being special is inhumane». Stressing beyond measure, sustaining the impossible, standing up even when all you want is to sit down…
And at the end of all that you don’t even get a medal. The best you’ll get is a nice burnout 😘

With ❤️,
Matteo and Andrea

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