HUMOR

illustration by christian svanes kolding

1. Don’t get it right, get it written — unless it’s wrong. Then don’t write that. In fact, don’t write anything. Neil Gaiman says ‘One is allowed to write or one is allowed to look at the wall or out the window and do nothing at all.’ Since it’s inevitable…

Humor

agave americana — illustration by christian svanes kolding

Not far from the traffic circle on Superba Avenue is an enormous agave that’s taller than the tallest human, wider than most cars are long, and has elegant, extended arms, which unfurl like a creature from the sea.

It attracts wildlife and onlookers from miles around.

Monarch butterflies flutter above…

Humor

By Christian Svanes Kolding

illustration by christian svanes kolding

One of my very first film jobs was working for Yanni. It was a night I’ll never forget. Let me put it this way, the man knew how to fist pump.

It was in Marin County, at the Civic Center Auditorium (which was designed by Frank…

Humor

By Christian Svanes Kolding

illustration by christian svanes kolding

In olden times we burned witches on this night, every year, but nowadays it’s just an effigy. Why do we burn witches, you ask? Why do we burn women, that is?

Well, there’s always one person at the party who slowly but surely commandeers every conversation…

PANDEMIC JOURNALS

By Christian Svanes Kolding

illustration by christian svanes kolding

Sundown 7:58 PM

Applause from the streets echo off the buildings as Ronnie steps out onto the fire escape to a sunset that illuminates the rear courtyard in vibrant swaths of reds, oranges and gold.

She sees the neighbour across the way — the man in…

Christian Svanes Kolding

Filmmaker, Writer, Artist. My work has been in MoMA. On Medium, I write speculative fiction, humor and the occasional essay. From Copenhagen, lives in NYC. 🇩🇰

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